This week is National Consumer Protection Week, a campaign that encourages consumers to take advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. Nearly every major retail bank has an app for smart devices. As of 2015, over 50% of banking was handled through a smartphone and 30% by tablet. Since those numbers will continue to rise, cybercriminals are targeting those gadgets more frequently. With that in mind, we’d like to remind you of 12 ways that you can protect your mobile device, provided for you by the ABA.
While we implement the highest level of protection on our end of every transaction, it’s also important for consumers to keep safety measures in place on their end to prevent sensitive data from being compromised. It’s easy to forget that your mobile device can be vulnerable, but any device used to connect to the Internet is at risk.
For more tips and resources on a variety of personal finance topics such as mortgages, credit cards, protecting your money and saving for college, visit aba.com/consumers.