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itsecuritytechtips82,000 NEW malware threats are being released every day, and businesses (and their bank accounts) are the #1 target. We believe that there is a world we can live in where security tips are easy to understand and timeless in their delivery. The tips we offer aren’t exhaustive and some may seem obvious, but the simple rules are sometimes forgotten.

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Examples:

  1. Bookmark the LEGITIMATE websites you frequently visit
    Here’s a sneaky trick used by many hackers: they purchase and set up a fraudulent website that is a close misspelling of a legitimate one. Example: faceboook.com instead of www.facebook.com. All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger ONE letter in the URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to – and the login and links are full of key-logger malware and virus landmines waiting for you to click on them. This is particularly important for any social networks you belong to.
  1. Don’t just close your browser!
    When online accessing a banking site or any other application containing sensitive data, make sure you log out of the site and THEN close your browser. If you simply close your browser, some of the session information that a hacker can use to gain entry is still running in the background.
  1. Do online banking? READ THIS!
    If you do online banking, NEVER access your online account with a PC or device that you use to log in to social media sites or free e-mail accounts (like Hotmail) or to surf the web. Since these are all highly hackable, keeping one PC dedicated to online banking reduces your chances of getting a bank-account-hacking virus. Of course, that PC should have antivirus installed, be behind a well-maintained and well-monitored firewall, have a strong password and be monitored for suspicious activity.
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