Tech Tip: Do Online Banking? Read This …

If you do online banking, NEVER access your online account with a PC or a device that you use to log in to social media sites or free email 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.

Alan Edwards, CISM, is chief information officer at Computerware, Inc., in Vienna, Virginia.


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