While you’re enjoying your travels, be sure to check your bank’s mobile banking options. As mobile devices become more and more popular, hackers are finding savvy ways to steal information. You need to be extra cautious when using mobile devices specifically when traveling away from home.
It’s important to always take a common sense approach to mobile banking, especially when traveling. Use caution on your phone, just like you would a laptop or tablet.
Here are some tips to help you further protect your information:
- Avoid storing sensitive information like passwords and social security numbers on your mobile device.
- If you are storing sensitive information, make sure it is encrypted. Password managers are increasingly including features to store this type of information safely.
- Use a password manager such as Dashlane or LastPass.
- Password protect your mobile device and lock it when you’re not using it.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Do not type any sensitive information if others around you can see.
- Log out completely when you finalize a mobile banking session.
- Protect your phone from viruses and malware just like you do for your computer.
Safe travels and safe banking!