You may disclose your personal and financial information online. Finexis Asset Management is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information and data. This serves as a guide on safer online behaviour to protect your personal data and how to minimise your device from malware attacks.


Malware is typically distributed via email attachments or infected applications or websites. Often, users are tricked into clicking links with malware or pop-ups that seem legitimate such as:

  • Claim your ‘Gifts’ or ‘prizes’ now!
  • Run a scan now! Your computer has been infected!


Here are 10 security tips to minimise your device from malware attacks.


1. Install anti-virus. This helps identify and remove malware.


2. Secure authentication. Use strong passwords with at least eight characters, including upper, lower case or symbols.


3. Use administrator accounts only when necessary. Administrator accounts have the most access to sensitive parts of your computer system.


4. Keep your software updated. Scan your device regularly to protect it. This is to ensure that software is current and not susceptible to malware attacks.


5. Control access. Never use unfamiliar remote drives or medias. Remove inactive user accounts.


6. Least privilege model. Grant user accounts minimum access to your system capabilities.


7. Limit application privileges. Limit the number of entryways to your device as hackers only needs an open door to infiltrate your device.


8. Implement email security and spam protection. Scan all email messages, set spam filters. This is to minimise the risk of you clicking on infected attachments.


9. Update web browsers. Web browsers are updated regularly to patch holes where malware may infiltrate. Update this as soon as a new patch is available.


10. https:// Ensure the website you use is secure. Click on the padlock icon beside the website address to display the digital certificate information.


Notifying you in the event of data breach


A notifiable data breach is a data breach that (a) results in, significant harm to an affected individual; or (b) is likely to be of a significant scale affecting 500 or more individuals. If we have reason to believe that a notifiable data breach has occurred, we will notify clients who are using our products and services of the occurrence of the data breach.