Security Tips for Electronic Banking

8.1.2014 Magdalena Gauci
When thinking of securing your online banking, it’s instrumental that you take into consideration a few things. The first thing to note is that you should always keep your password a secret. Changing passwords once in a while often assists in protecting your online account. Also, make sure your password is complicated enough to not be cracked easily. Your password should at least have 8 characters which is a mixture of numeral and letters.

You should always look for the lock icon. The lock icon is found in the browser. A website that is secure has a padlock indication. For your own safety, do not use the cyber cafes to access your online bank account. This cyber cafes or computers might have viruses and other Trojans that might keylog your information. You can always protect your computer by using a firewall when connecting to the Internet.

Another essential computer protection method is to install anti-virus software and make sure you update it often. This will prevent malicious emails from affecting you. It is important to be updated on information pertaining browsers. It is advisable to download the latest patches for the browser you are using.

It is also recommended that you reduce or limit provision of personal information on social networking sites. The more information you disseminate, the easier a criminal can steal your identity and get through to your information data. Do not click open on any unknown attachment or even install free software into your computer. This might expose your computer to danger.

It is good to be sure about the SSL certificate, so if you have any doubt about it, click on the lock that is found at the bottom of the secured page. When you click, this will open a new window that will confirm the SSL certificate. One other important thing to note is that you should never use the same password for all your accounts that are online.

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