Although most people would consider themselves computer savvy, they might not know the online safety tips necessary to keep their personal information secure while they are online.
Online Banking Security Tips
We would like to give you some safety tips to help you while you are banking online, making online purchases, and using WiFi networks.
Online banking is incredibly convenient, but here are several online safety tips for you to remember so that this service will not come back to haunt you.
Keep your password secure by using an unusual combination of letters and numbers. Make it as long and as random as you can and still remember it.
Watch out for phishing emails that claim to be sent from your bank. Although they probably look like legitimate emails, they will probably not address you by name.
Also, look for grammar and spelling mistakes and hover over the links to see the domain name of the site they are actually trying to send you to.
Your bank will always address you by name and will not ask you to verify your personal information.
There are several safety tips to remember when shopping online.
Make sure the company that you are purchasing from is reputable. If you have not heard much about the company, it is a good idea to look them up on the Better Business Bureau.
Googling the company name will also give you more information about them and their customer service. When you are checking out, look at the address bar for https:// and not just http://. The 's' indicates that the website is secure.
Also, pay attention to the warnings about unsecured sites that your internet browsers give. It is also best to pay with a check card or credit card, because the bank or credit card company may refund your money if you have a problem with the company. PayPal is also a secure way to shop online.
It is also important to be careful when using someone else's WiFi network. Avoid making any financial transactions on a network that does not belong to you. Use these networks for things that do not require you to type in a password.
At Home and Wireless Network Security Precautions
If you need to do business away from your home or office, use a virtual private network access (VPN). You should also make sure that your home network is protected so that others cannot tap in and access your personal information.
These online safety tips will help to keep you protected from identity theft while you are shopping online, using various WiFi networks, and checking your bank account online.
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