Mobile banking is incredibly convenient. It’s no surprise more and more consumers are downloading apps to take advantage of that “bank anytime, anywhere” convenience. So if you’re going to download a mobile banking app, protect yourself. Internet bad guys are constantly improving their criminal software for Android smartphones. In the last few months, they have moved into sophisticated evil apps that steal the user name and password of your mobile banking apps. If you have an iPhone, keep reading – some of this applies to you too.
While Google monitors for criminal apps on the Google Play app store and kicks out malicious apps, other websites do not. To protect your personal information, please remember to:
- Never download apps from other websites (this is called a “sideload”).
- Keep your device updated with the latest version of the Operating System, both phones and tablets.
- Do not tap (click) on text messages that you did not expect or are suspicious. True for iPhones too!
- To prevent malware infections, do not use your phone to surf inappropriate sites as the risks are very high on those sites.
Click here to download the Day Air Credit Union mobile app and read more about our security features.
In short, on your workstation, your tablet or your smartphone … Think Before You Click!