Friday, June 10, 2011

Protect your Money

If your username and password for your online banking are compromised, the bank is not responsible for lost funds (read the article by clicking here). You need to protect yourself by protecting your account credentials. A few tips:

  • Use a strong password
  • Have a good anti-malware program installed (I like Vipre Premium)
  • In a business environment, you should consider dedicating a PC to banking tasks.
In an article published January 2010, USA Today reported that the American Banking Association recommends that if involved in financial transactions on the Internet, small business should dedicate a PC to the task. In other words, use one PC for your financial transactions, and use that PC for nothing else, and isolate that PC on a separate network.