The holidays are here and, just as you protect your home when you go away, it’s important to remember that protecting your data and accounts is key to your peace of mind.

Marina Comes: How can we protect our personal data?

Marina Comes and Natalia de Santiago give us some keys to protecting our personal data and accounts when browsing and carrying out transactions on the internet.


Natalia de Santiago: Being protected when browsing is basic

Find out all you need to know about being protected when browsing the net: Natalia de Santiago gives us some basic tips for being better protected when browsing and carrying out transactions on the internet.

Browse with a Positive Balance

Summer is here and, with it, our well-deserved holidays. However, there are some people who never rest: data thieves.

Don't rush

Be careful with messages that try to scare you or pressurise you into giving your bank account or personal details!

Don't click on suspicious links

If you receive a suspicious SMS, WhatsApp message or email, don’t click on any link or open any attached files. It’s usually a way for hackers to get what they are after.

Don't share confidential data

Don’t give any of your details. Be sensible about what you share on social media, by email or by SMS: no passwords, no personal data, no bank details. Your bank will never use any of these ways to ask you for confidential data.

Protect your devices

Keep your devices up to date and protect them with an antivirus. This is important because these programs incorporate updates to protect us from new traps.

Just like at home: shut the door

Just like you do at home, always shut the door when you go out. In other words, after using a website or an app, it’s not enough to simply exit the window, you must also log out.


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