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While they may not create the same kind of sensational spectacle as the in-person heists of bygone eras, cyber threats present a real risk to financial consumers today. Whether you’re simply accessing conventional financial services through online access points or participating in more recently created cryptocurrency markets and exchanges, cybersecurity is a paramount component of […]
Many people are already aware that sharing too much personal information on social media can have some negative repercussions. If you pay others or accept payments using Venmo, you might be unaware of just how public that information is, at least when you use the app’s default settings. You can set individual payments to “private” […]
Two-factor authentication is recommended for everyday use in applications and services, but it’s especially important on banking accounts, as well as those for credit cards. Most financial institutions offer multiple options for verifying your identity after the correct entry of a password. An automated voice call is technically safer than an SMS text, if the […]
Organizations such as insurance companies and banks may need your social security number in order to perform their services. However, this doesn’t mean you should give it out with no questions asked. Never share your Social Security number over email or text. If a trusted source is requesting it over the phone, ask them why […]
If you need to delete a PDF with your banking information on it, don’t just drag-and-drop it into the trash folder on your desktop. This won’t entirely delete the file, which means it can still be accessed by hackers. Instead, use a dedicated erasure app to eliminate any chance of the file being recovered.
Be sure to continuously check your accounts for any unauthorized activity. Good record keeping goes hand-in-hand with managing your cybersecurity. Another tip for monitoring activity is to set up alerts so that if your credit card is used, you will receive an email or text message with the transaction details.
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