Use finger print detection for mobile devices and use a PIN with more than 4 numbers where possible.
Never share your usernames or passwords.
Never allow web browsers (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer) to remember your passwords- you put your information at risk.
Protecting your device
There are a number of potential threats online and you need to ensure that you properly protect your devices- mobiles, tablets, laptops or PCs. This will help safeguard against your device being infected with malicious software and from potentially serious consequences such as fraud and identity theft.
What to do stay safe
Ensure you have up-to-date anti-virus software in place on your devices. Schedule regular checks on your computer system.
Keep the software on your device up-to-date. Install the latest software update as soon as possible. You will normally receive a prompt to update.
When downloading apps, go directly to a legitimate source. For example use the official App store or the Play store. Be cautious when downloading apps accessed by clicking on a link.
In the event your device is lost or stolen, most smart phones & tablets have a capability to be remotely wiped. This will prevent sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.
Secure access to your device. Use a strong PIN, password, passcode or fingerprint detection to access your device.
Ensure to clear all information on your device before selling it.
Know how to recognise the signs that your computer may have become infected (including but not limited to the following):
Applications that don’t work properly.
Date of last login doesn’t match the date you last logged in.
System slows down, freezes or crashes.
Unusual error messages.
Your browser toolbar changes.
System performance deteriorates unexpectedly.
An increase in the number of files on the system when nothing has been added by you.
Printing does not work correctly.
Distortion on screen.
File size changes for no apparent reason.
If you suspect that your device may be infected. Do not log on to any online banking channels until any malicious software has been removed.
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