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Be Careful of Those Mobile Banking Apps!

by Identity Guard on

People love those nifty applications for their I-Phone and Android. Criminals see this as an opportunity and are now targeting mobile banking customers. Google recently removed more than 50 fraudulent banking apps from its Android Marketplace that were targeting customers of Barclays Bank, Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Wachovia and Deutsche Bank. The fraudulent apps were elaborate phishing schemes and attempted to get users to enter in personal information such as their password or account numbers.

So, how do you stay protected? In a recent article on mobile security, offers some great tips for protecting yourself while using your mobile phone. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Consider installing anti-virus/anti-malware software. To stay protected, sometimes the best offense is a good defense!
  • Never, ever give out personal information, security passwords, account numbers to anyone.
  • Keep your phone secure. Don’t leave your phone lying around. It only takes a few seconds for a skilled personal to install malicious software.

For more information, you can check out the full article, Fraudsters Take Aim at Mobile Banking.