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Use your mobile device on hol­iday – but secure!

Your mobile phone or tablet are absolutely indis­pens­able when trav­el­ling today. There are a few rules to observe to ensure you always use your mobile devices securely when surfing, paying and e-banking while away from home.

Smart­phones make it easier than ever to take sou­venir snaps and keep in con­tact with your family and friends even while on hol­iday. And the mobile Internet makes it ever so easy to keep an eye on your finances or make an urgent pay­ment, too – as long as you observe a few secu­rity rules. Since there are some treach­erous threats lurking on hol­iday in particular.

Only con­nect to trust­worthy and encrypted WiFi
Only con­nect your device to trust­worthy and encrypted net­works when on the go. Your hotel’s WiFi is usu­ally a good choice. Too often, public “Free WiFi” net­works are not secure and should there­fore be avoided.
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Never leave your device unattended
Even a locked device can be mis­used if it falls into the wrong hands. Always keep an eye on your mobile or tablet - oppor­tu­nity makes the thief.

Only do your banking on your own device
Third-party devices or those pub­licly acces­sible, e. g. a com­puter in your hotel lobby, are usu­ally not pro­tected too well and not up-to-date. Sen­si­tive busi­ness, i.e. banking or other finan­cial trans­ac­tions, should only be processed on your own device.

Make sure no-one is looking over your shoulder
There is a great risk of rub­ber­neckers watching you when you are e-banking, e. g. to spy on your pass­word, par­tic­u­larly on the go. Don’t let anyone look over your shoulder.
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Also: In case of theft or loss of your device, have your SIM card and mobile banking access blocked immediately.

Fur­ther tips on how to securely use your mobile devices away from home can be found here:  https://www.ebas.ch/en/holidays-trips/


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