Online security is on everyone's minds these days. In this busy world, we spend more and more time using our electronic devices - PC, tablet, mobile phone - to help us stay organized and get things done. Whether you’re online checking your account balance, paying bills, transferring money or shopping, you want to make sure your personal and financial information is safeguarded.
Remember to keep your devices updated with the latest security software and always take time to download any recent security updates. A strong offense is always the best defense!
Just as important as your computer's security, is learning how to protect your own actions when online. While browsing the internet or using online banking, be very cautious. There are many ways that hackers can steal your information. Some telltale signs:
Online scams are a very popular way for personal information to get stolen. Recognizing these scams is the best way to avoid them altogether. Some hints:
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Most victims don’t realize that a dishonest person is using their information until being turned down for credit or receiving calls from unfamiliar creditors seeking payment for items that were never purchased.
For more info on what you can do to protect yourself, check out the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) identity theft articles. Click here