Heritage Bank is urging all Australians to mark Stay Smart Online Week by taking simple steps to protect their personal and financial information while connected.
This week (2-6 June) is Stay Smart Online Week - a Federal Government initiative designed to encourage people to be vigilant about security in a world where we are online more and more often.
"In recent years there’s been an explosion in the amount of time people spend online, and there’s been a similar boom in the number of financial transactions and shopping done on the net," Heritage Bank CEO Mr John Minz said.
"People are using mobile phones in particular for banking and purchases.
"Doing business online is extremely convenient but people also need to realise that they have to take precautions to protect the security of their finances."
Mr Minz said there were a number of steps people could take to be more secure on a mobile device:
For more information: Andrew Fox, Heritage Manager Corporate Communications, 0419 714 204