7 Tips for a Better Online Banking Security

Do you know that, online banking is ranked number #2 for the 6 most commonly performed online activities after online shopping.

Out of all, 34% of us, use the desktop computer to store and perform our online banking transactions.

Although there is an increase in mobile banking such as tablet and smartphone, however the number for desktop computer is still there.

This means that, if I am the online fraudster, I will still target to create Malware for desktop computers rather than mobile devices. So now…

Do you have a good Online Banking Security?

Recently, I came across an infographic for online banking security tips. It is quite interesting and useful especially if you are the person that performed online banking frequently.

In that infographic, they had shared the 7 Tips for a better online banking security and here I share it back to you all:

  1. Know the risk, know the banks. You need to know what are the risk if you don’t use two-factor authentication and the risk even if you use two factor authentication. You also need to know your bank well on how they operate your online transactions where I had mentioned it before in my post on how to ensure online banking is secured.
  2. Know what you are clicking. If you had missed one of my series on how to deal with malicious URL, do always check it out. Phishing email is very common today and although it had been quite out-dated, it is still a popular method.
  3. Check for HTTPS. Ensure that the site that you go is using HTTPS. Apart from that, also ensure that the HTTPS is valid. It is also insecure to access a HTTPS enabled site which has a revoked or expired certificate.
  4. Strong password, unique password. I had also written before a post on how to create a strong password. If you are not really the person who wants to create a strong password for each account, always use a password manager instead.
  5. Know your partner as well. Especially your business partner’s account number, find a way to know more about their account to verify again the account number. You don’t want to bank in into a wrong account number, do you?
  6. Clear your tracks. Cookies, web browser history and browser saved passwords are all should be cleared once you are not using that particular session anymore. If y0u are not some experts in this field, always use a tool such as privacy cleaner tool to help you.
  7. Secure your computer. Get a good protection which has antivirus, two-way firewall, and even parental control to help you protect your computer and family members. If you have problem in doing so, always refer to my computer security tips eBook to help you out.
If you are interested to check out the infographic, just refer to the image below and you can click on the image to enlarge. This infographic is brought to you by ZoneAlarm from TechRepublic.
online banking security infographic
Featured Image Credit: scottchan

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  1. Peter Lee from Computer How To Guide

    As the popularity and convenience of conducting financial transactions via a computer or mobile device increases, the field widens for cyber thieves who are becoming much more sophisticated in their attempts to steal personal and financial data from online transactions. Nevertheless, the constantly changing internet environment means that consumers must still be on their guard against the risks of identity theft and loss of financial data through online banking. Thanks for sharing these tips Alan.
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