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08.27.2020 / Safety « Back to all articles

Protecting Your Money Online
Protecting Your Money Online

Online safety is paramount in today's technology-driven world. One of the most important things to keep safe while using the internet is your financial information. A hacked financial account is no easy thing to deal with, and in these cases, prevention is much better than trying to diffuse the situation. There are some practical tips for protecting your money online without a lot of trouble, and these simple suggestions can help ease a lot of anxiety you may have about shopping or banking online. If you are an individual wanting to be proactive about your online financial safety, consider these three recommendations. 

 

1. Be Careful on Shared Computers 

Using your personal computer for online money matters is almost always safer than using a shared computer at work, school, or the library. However, some people do not have this luxury and have to use public computers. In these situations, the individual must take a few extra steps in protecting their finances online. This includes never saving any financial information to the computer and always logging off when done using the service. A good way to double-check yourself is to log off the site, exit the browser, and then open the site again to make sure you signed out properly. 

 

2. Avoid Autofill Passwords 

You may enjoy the convenience that autofill settings offer for saving your credit card information and online passwords. However, this can be dangerous on even a personal computer. You never know when you may lose your computer or have it stolen. Knowing that all of your login information is readily available can cause a lot of distress in these situations, so it is better to never save passwords or financial information on your devices. If you need to write your passwords somewhere that you will not forget them, consider getting a password log that you can keep in a safe place in your home. There are also password-protected apps you can put on your phone to hold private information, but you must exercise caution with those too. 

 

3. Opt-in for Multi-Step Verification 

Some websites (especially financial ones) offer multi-step verification each time you log on to your account. While this may seem somewhat tedious and inconvenient, it can save you a lot of stress in the long run. You can arrange these settings so that you have to enter a verification code from a text message every time you sign in. This can also be useful for monitoring if someone is attempting to hack your accounts, as you will get a text message notifying you someone is attempting to log in. 

A few extra steps in your online routine are worth it when you consider the stress and the hassle of trying to clean up after your confidential financial information has been stolen.  

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08.27.2020 / Safety « Back to all articles

Protecting Your Money Online
Protecting Your Money Online

Online safety is paramount in today's technology-driven world. One of the most important things to keep safe while using the internet is your financial information. A hacked financial account is no easy thing to deal with, and in these cases, prevention is much better than trying to diffuse the situation. There are some practical tips for protecting your money online without a lot of trouble, and these simple suggestions can help ease a lot of anxiety you may have about shopping or banking online. If you are an individual wanting to be proactive about your online financial safety, consider these three recommendations. 

 

1. Be Careful on Shared Computers 

Using your personal computer for online money matters is almost always safer than using a shared computer at work, school, or the library. However, some people do not have this luxury and have to use public computers. In these situations, the individual must take a few extra steps in protecting their finances online. This includes never saving any financial information to the computer and always logging off when done using the service. A good way to double-check yourself is to log off the site, exit the browser, and then open the site again to make sure you signed out properly. 

 

2. Avoid Autofill Passwords 

You may enjoy the convenience that autofill settings offer for saving your credit card information and online passwords. However, this can be dangerous on even a personal computer. You never know when you may lose your computer or have it stolen. Knowing that all of your login information is readily available can cause a lot of distress in these situations, so it is better to never save passwords or financial information on your devices. If you need to write your passwords somewhere that you will not forget them, consider getting a password log that you can keep in a safe place in your home. There are also password-protected apps you can put on your phone to hold private information, but you must exercise caution with those too. 

 

3. Opt-in for Multi-Step Verification 

Some websites (especially financial ones) offer multi-step verification each time you log on to your account. While this may seem somewhat tedious and inconvenient, it can save you a lot of stress in the long run. You can arrange these settings so that you have to enter a verification code from a text message every time you sign in. This can also be useful for monitoring if someone is attempting to hack your accounts, as you will get a text message notifying you someone is attempting to log in. 

A few extra steps in your online routine are worth it when you consider the stress and the hassle of trying to clean up after your confidential financial information has been stolen.  

Need a
Loan?

Loans from $120 to $15,000. Get funded as soon as today!

09.21.2020 / Borrowing

Requesting Payment Extensions Amid COVID-19
The 2020 pandemic has made even people who have never missed a bill payment start to wonder how to make ends meet. As…