Mobile devices and smartphones are still new ideas in the tech community. Compared to home computers and laptops, the common mobile smartphone has only been around for a couple of years now. But having quickly grown to popularity, there are more early adopters now than we have ever seen before.
And this leads into an interesting area of discussion on mobile payments online. More specifically how can you be secure when purchasing things on your mobile devices? I want to offer some tips and ideas for going about purchasing anything on your smartphone or tablet PC. Mobile devices can often be less secure than computers within your own home network.
There is also the possibility of running into bugs in the mobile app or website. Security for mobile phones has been advancing tremendously, but has yet to hit a peak. I will be eagerly watching security trends as they unfold over the next few years. But in the meantime here are some tips you can follow to make sure you are protected when purchasing on a mobile platform.
- Download Apps from Trustworthy Sources
- Protect your Mobile Devices with Passwords
- Check Mobile Websites for HTTPS
- Watch Statements and Report Suspicious Activity
- Mobile Apps Worth Trying
- Final Thoughts
I know these are a lot of ideas to consider and they may not apply to everyone. But you really have to spend time planning your own needs for making payments online. As we have illustrated earlier there are plenty of native mobile applications put out by trustworthy companies which you can use from any mobile device.
If your money is safe enough in a digital online account then transferring onto mobile is just a matter of semantics. I do hope this article can offer more than just a few tidbits of knowledge here and there. Security is a topic I am passionate towards and always enjoy hearing related stories. If you have other ideas or questions about making secure mobile payments feel free to share with us in the discussion area.