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Don’t use public or shared connections for sensitive accounts

Securing your sensitive transactions online is of utmost importance. For any tasks that require your Social Security number such as managing an online bank account, buying something or performing some task, ensure that access of these activities is limited to devices you own, connected to secure networks such as your home Wi-Fi, cellular connection or […]

If you want to pay with debit online, use a third-party payment service

If you get scammed by a bad seller with your credit card information, you have ways of getting your money back. Most credit card companies have built-in protections from fraud or unauthorized transactions. However, this isn’t the case with debit cards: Losing money from a debit card purchase is far less likely to be retrieved. […]

Avoid third-party services that offer to find out your credit score

There’s little to no reason to use paid services, as you can access your credit score for free from any of the three main credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion or Experian. While you can only do this periodically, credit scores tend to be consistent enough and they probably won’t change very much before you can check […]

What’s a denial-of-service attack?

A denial-of-service (DoS) attack occurs when genuine users are unable to access information systems, devices, or other network resources due to the activities of a malicious cyber threat actor. Services affected may involve email, websites, online accounts (e.g., banking), or other services that rely on the affected computer or network. A denial-of-service is accomplished by […]

Go over your credit card statements periodically to check for unusual activity

There are several reasons you’d want to stay aware of what happens with your credit card. You don’t want unwanted recurring charges draining your bank account — maybe you stopped using a particular streaming service months ago and are still being charged for it. You’ll also want to stay on top of your credit statements […]

Use your security software’s browser for financial transactions

For want maximum protection from cyber threats while performing online transactions, utilize your antivirus’ safe browsing feature. Many security programs have this option, which creates a secure environment in which your data is completely safe. This option creates a sandbox environment in which keyloggers and malware have no access to any information that’s inputted into […]