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If they can steal people’s devices, they can unlock them and once that happens, sometimes people have the same passwords for their banking apps, or the password is stored in the notes section on their phone.
For individuals wanting to protect themselves against mobile phone fraud, she suggested at the very least, people should have a different password to unlock their phone and to log onto their mobile banking.
Additionally, she explained that if people can, they should use fingerprint or facial recognition as a way to get into phones instead of a pin.
She stated people should refrain from using their notes to store passwords and PIN numbers.