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Implement additional protections on your most important accounts

Some online accounts are more sensitive than others. Online banking, e-commerce and social media are often near the top of the list of accounts needing robust protection. It’s a good idea to enable two-factor authentication on these accounts and to secure them with strong password as well.

Log out of any public computer you use

If you log in to a computer you don’t own at a library, kiosk or other public place, be very careful about what you do while using it. Be aware that your activities could be monitored and that it’s probably not prudent to conduct sensitive transactions such as online banking. Most importantly, make sure to […]

Look for the signs of a fake banking website

Online banking is supposed to be safe and convenient. Unfortunately, plenty of imposter sites are out there trying to steal your information. No legitimate bank will ask for your card number or PIN during the sign-in process, although it might ask you to answer security questions or confirm via a separate trusted device. Make sure […]

Take advantage of payment services like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

Although they have limited acceptance online, these three payment services have a growing presence in physical retail. They’re safer than using your actual payment cards, since they do not supply the real card number but rather a device identifier. Anywhere that shows the logo for one of these services will usually accept all three, so […]

Use a mobile banking app to manage your account

This isn’t merely a convenience tip. Using an official app from your financial institution is usually the safest way to get alerts about your activity, view statements and confirm a login attempt via 2-factor authentication. Moreover, it will help you mitigate the risk of engaging with potentially risky emails claiming to be from your bank […]

Avoid using a debit card or bank account when shopping online

If breached, debit accounts leave you highly exposed to loss, since someone would be able to withdraw funds at will. In contrast, credit cards provide more fraud and liability protection as well as chargeback. That makes them generally better for online shopping. Better yet, use a platform like Apple Pay or Google Pay, in which […]