Online banking is an incredibly convenient way to manage your finances. Nearly every bank and credit card company allows for some type of online banking. This is simple. You have a specific log in that will lead you to all of your financial information. You can often pay bills and transfer money through online banking. Unfortunately, bank online is done through computer and the Internet, which have a habit of being insecure. If you are not careful when using online banking, you could be giving away your personal banking information to others. There are a few things that you can do to ensure that you are careful when utilizing online services.
Secure Log In Check
Before you sign in and use an banking online program, you should check the bottom of the web browser. In the bottom left hand corner will be a small yellow lock. This lock means that you are giving your information over a secure connection. Without this lock, you could be giving your information to a third party without knowing it. The lock means that the website and data entry information are encrypted. This makes it much harder for anyone who is attempting to steal your log in information. If you are trying to use online service but find that it is not over a secure connection, do not use it. It may be convenient, but it can and will cost you in the long run.
You need to make sure that your password is secure. If you are not careful, your password could be easy to crack. Anyone who wanted to get a hold of your financial account and financial information could do so. Be sure to create a password that is random and hard to ‘guess’. Also make sure that …Read More