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Public computers – great for browsing, not banking

Public computers at libraries, schools, or cafes are handy for checking the web or working on projects. But hold on! These machines might not be the best place for sensitive online activities like banking or shopping. Here’s why: What can you do safely on public computers? When it comes to online security, it’s better to […]

Banking on the go? Beware of public Wi-Fi

Ever check your bank balance on a coffee shop Wi-Fi? Hold on, that might not be the best idea! Let’s talk secure connections for online banking and shopping. Think of your online info like cash – you wouldn’t hand it out just anywhere, right? Public Wi-Fi can be risky, like leaving your wallet on a […]

Regularly monitor your online financial statements

Gaining unauthorized access to financial information is a key motive of many, if not most cybercriminals. Therefore, keep a close eye on your digital bank and credit card statements. If you notice anything that may indicate suspicious activity, report the discrepancies to your financial institution as soon as possible. Notably, many banks and credit card […]

Shield your credit card from skimmers

Credit card skimmers, once a common nuisance at ATMs and point-of-sale terminals, still pose a risk for those who swipe their cards. To stay ahead of these data thieves, opt for chip-and-pin or contactless payment methods whenever possible. Chip and PIN: enhanced security Chip-and-pin technology offers a more secure way to make payments. Instead of […]

Conduct periodic security audits of financial apps

Given their importance and propensity to cyberthreats, take stock of your financial apps by conducting regular audits. Specifically, review permissions and access, keep all software up-to-date, encrypt all data, be on the lookout for suspicious activity, ensure a backup is in place and test account recovery. Here’s a checklist for a comprehensive financial app security […]

Keep a close eye on your financial statements

Stay vigilant against potential financial fraud by frequently reviewing your bank and credit card records. Look out for any unauthorized transactions or suspicious activity — irrespective of how major or minor any given transaction may be. Reporting any discrepancies promptly can help mitigate the impact of identity theft or unauthorized access to your accounts.