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Earthcore
Earthcore Posts: 8 Explorer

What is the cyber risk of linking Android phone to Windows? Can someone with unauthorized access to Windows hack it and gain access to the Bank ID? How does F-Secure Safe protect link to different phones?

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  • Firmy
    Firmy Posts: 1,778 Community Manager
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    Hello @Earthcore

    Thank you for your post.

    What is the cyber risk of linking Android phone to Windows?

    Could you elaborate more on this? What do you mean by linking your Android phone to Windows? Are you accessing the account that you have on your phone from your Windows PC? Or are you actually connecting your phone via USB cable to your Windows PC?

    However, if either your Android device or Windows PC is compromised, it could potentially impact the security of your linked accounts and data. To mitigate these risks, ensure that both your Android phone and Windows PC are kept up to date with the latest security updates and use strong, unique passwords for your accounts.

    Can someone with unauthorized access to Windows hack it and gain access to the Bank ID?

    If someone gains unauthorized access to your Windows PC, it can indeed pose a security risk. They may potentially access your Bank ID if it is stored on the PC. To enhance security, consider using multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your Bank ID and ensure your Windows PC is protected with a strong and unique password.

    F-Secure products also may prevent unauthorized access to your Windows PC by removing potential threat and warns you if someone try to have a remote control over your PC.

    How does F-Secure Safe protect link to different phones?

    F-Secure Safe has been changed to F-Secure Internet Security starting of February 14th, 2023. For more information about this, you may refer to the links below:

    It provides security features to help protect your devices, including Android phones and Windows PCs. It offers protection against malware, phishing, and online threats. It's essential to keep F-Secure product up to date and perform regular scans to ensure your devices are secure. Additionally, using a secure and unique password manager can help safeguard your sensitive information.

    If you have specific concerns or need more information about F-Secure Internet Security's features, please feel free to ask.

    Thank you and have a good day.

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