7 savvy steps to safer mobile banking
Be cautious on Wi-Fi networks
Many devices have the ability to access local Wi-Fi spots for the Internet, but if you're on a public network, your data may not be secure. Use your mobile provider's network instead, Bankrate recommends. If you're in an area where that's not possible, use a password-protected, closed Wi-Fi network -- perhaps one in your own home.
If you're in doubt about how secure your network is, it may be best to skip mobile banking tasks until you can get in a more secure environment.