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12 Tips to Secure Your Mobile Devices

March 6-12 is National Consumer Protection Week

WASHINGTON -- As consumer use of mobile devices continues to climb, cyber criminals are targeting those gadgets more frequently. In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week March 6-12, the American Bankers Association is highlighting 12 things consumers can do to protect the data on their mobile device.

"Banks use sophisticated safeguards to protect customer information, and it's important for consumers to take certain safety measures too," said Doug Johnson, ABA's senior vice president of payments and cybersecurity policy. "Remember that your smart phone or tablet is like a little computer, and any device used to connect to the Internet needs to be protected."

ABA suggests following these 12 steps to protect your mobile device. Read More