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If you never check your bank statements, you might not know you’re a victim of identity theft until it’s too late. Consistently reviewing your bank statements is a simple way to ensure your credit or debit card details have not been leaked. Set a weekly reminder to visit your bank statements online, look over your […]
When you find yourself out in the great “wild Wi-Fi West,” avoid free Internet access with no encryption. If you do use an unsecured public access point, practice good Internet hygiene by avoiding sensitive activities (e.g., banking) that require passwords or credit cards. Your personal hotspot is often a safer alternative to free Wi-Fi.
Do you use a banking app on your phone? While mobile banking is very common among some age groups – for example, 69% of millennials take advantage of it – it’s not all that popular overall, with only about one-third of all U.S. bank account holders engaging in it. Its slow adoption might be traceable […]
It’s inadvisable to do anything sensitive on any device when connected to public Wi-Fi or even to a Wi-Fi network that doesn’t belong to you. When you log in to online banking, consider doing so over a either a cellular connection or a virtual private network (VPN). Cellular and VPN connections provide more extensive protections […]
Banking apps contain some of your most sensitive information. For that reason, it’s prudent to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for them. The options for the second factor will vary by app/bank, but usually include receiving a text code or phone call. 2FA ensures that someone can’t break into your account if they steal your password, […]
When examining your online bank balance or making a purchase, try to avoid networks you don’t typically use, particularly public Wi-Fi hotspots they are not very secure, which makes it easy for others to intercept your data. When you’re doing important transactions use your password-protected home network or employ a virtual private network (VPN) service.
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