Cybersecurity Tips & Tricks: Mobile protection

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why would anyone want to attack my phone?

With your phone in your hand or in your pocket most of the time, it can be easy to think it is out of reach of cyberattacks, but this is not the case. We use our phones for so much more than just calling people: we keep in touch through messaging apps and email, we browse, book travel, track work expenses, shop, play video games, listen to music and even watch TV programs – and each of these activities collect and store a wealth of personal data.

Cybercriminals can capitalize on this accessible data, utilizing fake apps and banking Trojans to trick users into downloading malicious applications and entering their banking or PayPal details. Many of the fake login screens used by cybercriminals look nearly identical to real ones – even professionals can find it hard to tell the difference!

Often users aren’t aware their credentials have been compromised until hours later, leaving the attacker plenty of time to steal or transfer the victim’s money. If you are still unsure whether you need mobile protection, we hope this has convinced you!