Setting and using a security PIN code.
Adjusting the phone settings so that it locks automatically if you don't use it for five or ten minutes.
Not storing passwords or other sensitive information on your phone in a way that can be understood by someone else.
Be wary of voicemail and text message scams.
Clicking on links in text messages can be risky - be careful.
If you lose your phone report it to your mobile phone provider immediately. Make a note of your phone's IMEI number (dial *#06# to get it). This will make it easier for your phone company to disable a stolen phone.
Here are some of the ways by which you can protect yourself every time you use an ATM. You should always be aware of the security when using an ATM:
Never disclose your Personal Identification Number (PIN) to anyone.
Never write your PIN or Password on your ATM card or Credit card. Memorise your PIN or Password.
Stand close to the ATM and use your body and hand as a shield to make sure nobody sees you keying in your PIN.
Do not insert your card until asked to do so by the display screen.
Only put in your PIN when the ATM tells you to do so.
Never hurry when using an ATM. Make sure you are not distracted, intimidated or rushed into your transaction.
Never accept help from strangers when using an ATM. Always be wary of strangers asking for help.
Be aware of the daily withdrawal limits on each of your cards and decrease them if necessary.
When using your cards at ATMs be alert that there are no additional devices affixed on the card reader slot or keypad, and also ensure that no one can see you punch the PIN number on the ATM keypad.
Report lost or stolen cheques, ATM cards, or Credit Cards as soon as you discover they are missing.
Keep your software up-to-date
The criminals who create viruses take advantage of software bugs to infect computers.
Software companies fix bugs with free downloadable updates.
It is a good idea that you install updates for your software as soon as they become available.
Be wary of fake emails about bogus updates. Use the update software that comes with your computer - don't click on links in emails. As well as your computer software, other programs need updating. This includes your web browser and the applications you use. Most modern software will check for updates automatically. You may want to install them as they become available.
Don't share private information online
All this information is useful to people who want to steal your identity or break into your online banking. You wouldn't give this information away to a stranger on the street but if you use social media sites be careful as you could be over-sharing personal data.
You may want to think carefully about the information you put into your profiles on sites like these. It is also a good idea that you check the privacy settings on each site that you use to make sure you only share personal information with people you trust.
Please also remember that you must take all reasonable precautions to keep your details safe and prevent any unauthorised use of any cards and security details. If any information forms part of your security details, you should make sure that you do not disclose it to anyone else - see terms and conditions that apply to your account(s) for more detail.