Saturday, November 30 2013 2:00 PM EST2013-11-30 19:00:09 GMT
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(NBC News) - Since the arrival of ATMs, the role of the traditional brick-and-mortar bank has been changing.
Consumers shifted from paper money to plastic and now to digital numbers on a smartphone screen.
With mobile apps, customers can check balances on the go, transfer money between accounts or even deposit a check without a bank employee ever touching it.
That same information could be vulnerable to hackers.
"I think the banks really understand the risk involved. I'm not quite sure that everyone who uses a mobile device understands the power that that device has," warned McAfee's Michelle Dennedy.
A recent Pew study shows more than half of American adults are taking advantage of online and mobile banking, but "anywhere access" doesn't necessarily mean secured access.
Dennedy says consumers should never use open wi-fi networks when accessing financial information. She also suggests checking your smartphone privacy settings.
Another simple, but often overlooked step, is securing passwords.
"Make sure you don't save your passwords in your contacts list," she advises, "and if you do - and you shouldn't - please don't label it passwords. A lot of people are doing this, and you're just handing your cash to strangers."
As it's been doing every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa's progress on Christmas Eve.More >>
As it's been doing every year since 1955, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, will be tracking Santa's progress on Christmas Eve as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts, eating mince pies, and knocking back copious amounts of sherry.More >>