Saturday, November 3, 2018

Paper Bank Statements Don't Keep You Safer

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Do you trust your iPhone or iPad for safety in banking? If not, what do you trust more that you feel reduces your risk?
If you think paper statements, then it may already be too late.
If you prefer a desktop computer or laptop web browser over a mobile app that has dedicated access tied directly to your bank, consider the risks of malware and viruses you could be exposing yourself to from desktop websites compared to mobile.
Here are some useful articles on the subject:
Don’t want to store your banking information in a password manager because you know it by heart? Crooks are counting on you to know this info by heart so that you can be phished into giving it up more easily. If you have to stop, then go get the info from a password manager, you’re much more likely to keep yourself safer because the act of looking it up will make you think twice about the reason why you’re looking it up instead of just giving out the answer.
Hack your own brain, metaphorically, by placing some bright, yellow safety tape over that step that was about to trip you and cause injury.