Friday, June 10, 2011

Tips for Secure Online Banking

Below are some tips from McAfee blog for secure online banking transactions.
  1. Offers via an unknown person or offers that are too good to be true should be suspect.  The same goes for offers via tweets and in social media.
  2. Don’t click the links in emails. Always go to the source. Use your favorites menu or manually type in the address in your web browser with a safe search plug-in.
  3. Beware of cybersquatting and typosquatting which may look like the domain of the legitimate eTailer.
  4. Use secure sites. https in the address bar signifies it’s a secure page.
  5. Beware of eBay scammers. Don’t respond to eBay email offers. Review eBayers history. Established sellers should have great feedback.
  6. Pay attention to your billing statements. Check them every two weeks online and refute unauthorized charges within 2 billing cycles.
  7. Don’t use a debit card online. If your debit card is compromised that’s money out of your bank account. Credit cards provide more protection and less liability.
  8. Avoid paying by check online/mail-order. Credit cards have more protection and less liability.
  9. Do business with those you know, like and trust. It’s best to buy high ticket items from eTailers that also have a brick and mortar location.
  10. Secure your PC. Update your critical security patches and anti-virus and only shop from a secured Internet connection.

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