Practical Tips to Keep You Safe
We live in a digital world, so keeping your personal information secure and understanding the tools fraudsters use to commit crimes is critical.
Security in a Mobile Age
Safeguarding your confidential financial information in the age of mobile devices can be a challenge, but there are steps you can take to help secure data on your mobile devices:
- Regularly Update Your Device – Mobile malware increased 75 percent in 2014 and updating your operating systems and security software is critical.
- Enable Encryption – Enabling encryption on your smart-phone is one of the best ways to safeguard information stored on the device.
- Use a Passcode – Don’t make it easy for someone to access all of your important information! Secure your cell-phone and tablets with a strong password.
- Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi – Don’t log into banking accounts while using public Wi-Fi. Disable the “automatically connect to Wi-Fi” setting on your device.