Your Retirement Will It Be Fact Or Fiction

Your Retirement Will It Be Fact Or Fiction



Your Retirement.. .​
Will it​ be Fact or​ Fiction?
Keep Your Banking Information Safe
by Tomas Cullin
It would seem that the computer is​ becoming a​ bigger and bigger part of​ our lives each and every day .​
There's good reason for that perception.. .​
it's true .​
One specific area that is​ becoming incredibly popular is​ online banking .​
Customers love it​ because it​ is​ very convenient and a​ great time saver .​
The banks love it​ because it​ automates a​ great many functions for them and cuts down on their overhead .​
The number one concern of​ anyone that deals with online banking should be security .​
Putting your personal information over the Internet can be risky, there is​ no denying that .​
Fraud and identity theft have become huge problems in​ the modern age .​
There are any number of​ hackers and thieves out there in​ cyberspace just waiting to​ prey on innocent people .​
They lurk in​ the deep spaces of​ the Internet just waiting for some of​ your private information that they can steal.
Fortunately for us, the financial institutions of​ the world are very aware of​ this problem and are working aggressively to​ combat it .​
There was a​ time when a​ bank's chief security concern was whether they would be robbed or​ not .​
I​ think we've all seen the old movies about Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger and the like...to say nothing of​ the daring train robberies of​ the wild west .​
Now banks face a​ new and much deadlier challenge than ever before, and instead of​ wearing a​ mask and using a​ gun, the bad guys are now invisible and use keyboards .​
They can access information from the safety of​ their homes and apartments .​
And even at​ the local coffee shop through wireless connections.
Identity theft has now become so prevalent that thieves are rifling through garbage to​ attain any information that they can use to​ steal from their unsuspecting victims .​
With this said, there are some simple, common sense approaches that will go along way to​ securing personal bank information .​
1 .​
Do not share your passwords with anyone and make sure if​ you write it​ done put it​ in​ a​ safe place where only you know where it​ is .​
2 .​
Keep important documents locked in​ a​ safe or​ safety deposit box .​
3 .​
Shred documents that you no longer need and use a​ cross cut shredder .​
4 .​
If you bank online, make sure your bank is​ using a​ secure, encrypted site (It's OK to​ ask what security features they employ) .​
Make sure they use https in​ the address and you should see the lock symbol in​ the lower right hand corner of​ your browser.
5 .​
When using an​ ATM make sure no one can see the codes you enter .​
These are a​ just a​ few of​ the things that can be done to​ keep banking information secure and to​ avoid possible crimes against you .​
While many of​ these suggestions seem to​ be glaringly obvious, all to​ many times they are taken for granted or​ just plain ignored .​
It is​ at​ these times when the criminals are at​ their best .​
Individuals that grow careless and complacent are exactly what criminals look for .​
Don't be counted as​ one of​ the careless!
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