Use Online Banking On Your Phone? Gardaí Have Issued This Warning

Your private info could be at risk

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The Garda Cyber Crime Bureau are warning people that their private information could be at risk if they use online banking apps on their mobile phone.

According to, user's private information, such as passwords, could be at risk if their phone is attacked by cyber criminals. 

The Garda Cyber Crime Bureau have issued the following advice:

  • Only use official banking apps downloaded from a trusted source
  • Back up your device regularly – a malware attack could wipe your phone clean
  • Ensure phone software is up to date and be aware that 'Jailbreaking' can compromise your phone's security

Better safe than sorry.

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Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin / @alanalav