02 Apr How To: Secure Mobile Banking
With smartphone and tablet use on the rise, it is no surprise that the number of mobile banking users has increased over the past couple of years. While many of the major banks have optimised their websites for mobile devices, utilising secure, multifactor login procedures and encryption for their customers, many smartphone owners are still dubious concerning just how secure mobile banking is.
And for good reason. According to an article posted by McAfee, the concerns surrounding banking aren’t unfounded. Malware targeting mobile devices have not only become more numerous but more sophisticated too, with mobile users open to attack via their mobile web browser, applications and even emails. On top of that, if your online banking sites are set to automatically log you in, a thief could access your account after stealing your phone.
How Can I Bank Securely Using My Mobile?
Luckily, you don’t have to give up mobile banking to keep your account safe. You can still use your online banking securely by implementing the following security measures: