Protecting Your Mobile Devices From Malware

Protecting Your Mobile Devices From Malware

Mobile banking is expected to advance more rapidly in Malaysia as the usage of devices such as smartphones and tablets continues to rise. While the advancement of technology has made online banking more convenient for consumers, cyber fraud has also become more sophisticated.

According to reports, Android mobile devices run a higher risk of being infected by malicious software (malware). As smart consumers, it is our duty to keep our mobile devices safe from malware.

How can you protect your mobile devices from malware?

  1. Refrain from rooting or jailbreaking your mobile devices as this could compromise its security features
  2. Install anti-virus or anti-malware software
  3. Download apps from Google Play/ Apple App Store only
  4. Refrain from clicking hyperlinks from SMS messages, messaging apps or e-mails from unknown sources
  5. Control and manage application access and permissions