Authored by a Symantec employee
The fallout from getting your banking information stolen can be emotionally and mentally taxing. According to the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, 70% of us would rather cancel dinner plans with a best friend than deal with canceling a credit or debit card. However, a lot of us still think cybercrime won’t happen to us.
One of the primary lures for cybercriminals to keep coming up with new malware is the reward of stealing money from individuals and financial institutions. How can an individual stay ahead of these criminals and keep their hard-earned money safe and sound?
Here are a few ways that you can keep your cash under lock and key:
If your online banking app offers Two Factor Authentication, make sure you turn it on.
Limit how much money can be withdrawn from your account, or set up alerts to let you know when anything over a specific amount of money has been withdrawn. Also, be sure to consistently monitor your accounts for unauthorized charges.
Download cybersecurity software onto your mobile device from a trusted brand, like Norton. Norton Mobile Security will automatically scan apps before they download for risky behavior and will block malicious sites so they can’t steal your information.
If you have cybersecurity software on your phone, make sure you keep it up-to-date. You can feel secure knowing that Norton security experts and technology are working around the clock to make sure the software catches new threats before they get to you.
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