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What you should do to protect your devices from harmful Malware

It’s becoming increasingly easy to do almost everything on a phone; from banking, making purchases, attending classes and communicating with loved ones.

However, as we make these strides, fraudsters too are becoming increasingly tech-savvy using the latest tricks to manipulate internet users and steal their personal information—including banking details.

At Centenary Bank, the safety of your funds is our number one priority while we serve you. Here are a few tips to help you safeguard your devices against malware that could expose your banking data.

  1. Update your Operating system. Whether you’re using Android, iOS or Windows, using an updated operating system will help you keep out any potential threats. Your device will be at a higher risk if you are running an outdated system. If you are not sure how to update your system, turn on automatic updates or check your device user manual.
  2. Install Anti-virus software. It doesn’t matter if you are using the latest device in 2020, you will be at a very high advantage if an anti-virus software can quickly detect malware as soon as it gets to your device. When spyware, malware or worms are on your phone or computer, they don’t just affect your device performance but put your personal information at risk as well.
  3. Avoid free or smaller applications. Are you the type that would rather download a 1MB Apk version of Facebook instead of a direct installation on PlayStore? You are at risk. These apps may contain files that are harmful to your device. Always install applications from trusted sources to minimize the risk.
  4. Avoid suspicious links. Always avoid opening emails that contain links or attachments from sources you are not sure about. These sometimes contain phishing malware that can expose your data to fraudsters. Only click it, if you are absolutely sure it’s safe.

Conclusion:

Security of your personal data on the internet is very easy to maintain. Just be careful while you are browsing the internet. Always look out for red flags like miss-spelt websites, random emails and too-good-to-be-true deals.

Your data and money are safe as long as you are careful online.