Today, everything is easier because most of the things related to banking can be done online. As such, billions of dollars are traded through online banking. While you might not have that much money, you still want to protect yourself when doing online banking. This is so that you will not fall into a victim of online theft.
1. Never use public computers or public Wi-Fi!
No matter how desperate you may be to transfer that money of yours, do not use public computers. This is because it may be infested with malware or worse, keyloggers. If you are really desperate to transfer some money, you might be better off doing that with your smartphone instead. Remember, don’t connect to public Wi-Fi as well!
2. Delete cookies when finished/Use private browsing
Whenever you have logged out of your banking account, delete your cookies. This is so that there will be no trace of you logging in the sites in the first place. If you think that this method is too troublesome, you can even use private browsing or incognito mode. They are good for something else other than what you’ve been using it for!
3. Do regular Windows Update and anti-malware software
Windows Update is very important as it plugs any malicious holes that might be available on your computer. As such, be sure that you allow Windows Update to download and install automatically. The same goes with your anti-virus programs
4. Use Linux or Virtual Machine
This might be a bit complicated for those without the technical knowledge. Linux isn’t so famous and that is why attackers prefer to target Windows devices instead of Linux. Linux is also available for free and thus it is about time that you witness the beauty of open source.
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