Take care when using technology

Avoid using Wi-Fi in public places

Avoid using Wi-Fi in public places or a public computer from an Internet café to access your Bank accounts or perform any online payment as a person with malicious intentions may be monitoring the network. We recommend using a 4G connection or a trusted encrypted Wi-Fi.

Be careful of the applications you download

A top goal of cybercriminals is to trick you into downloading malicious applications and take control of your devices or try to steal information from you. We recommend to only download applications from official sites or known digital distribution services (e.g. Google Play Store, Apple Store, etc.) where various checks are being done before releasing an application. Always check that an application is not requesting more permissions that it should, based on what it is supposed to do.

Keep your passwords secure

Passwords are the equivalent of keys in the real world.

  • Do not use the same password for all your accounts. Use a different one every time.
  • Do not reveal your passwords to anyone.
  • Use strong passwords: include numbers, letters and other symbols, or a very long memorable phrase. 
  • Use a password manager software where you save all your passwords.

Keep up to date

An updated browser may prevent you from visiting malicious websites. Make sure that you always use only the latest version. The same applies for all software installed on your device (computer, smartphone, tablet) as the latest versions include the latest security protections.

Use security software

Make sure you have an updated anti-virus/anti-malware software installed on your device to detect and remove any malicious content.