internet banking and online purchasing

@fianne (1059)
United States
January 8, 2008 3:29am CST
i have been using ineternet banking because it is very convenient for me to do it. but also, i am afraid that i might be hacked, is it possible? i just tried to purchase online with a scar remover and i need to pay it. should i pay it online or pay via bank?
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2 responses
• United States
16 Jan 08
You shoudln't be too worried about doing online banking now. Most banks are pretty good with their online banking system and you can be sure that their site is secure. The only way that something could happen is if your computer is not safe or if its already infected with spyware. what you should do in order to protect your accounts everywhere online is switch your passwords every 2-4 weeks to ensure that no one is guessing them. you should also make sure to include at least 2 numbers and 4 letters in each password you creat. don't make them too obvious either, and be careful with what you chose as your security questions, as those can sometimes be your downfall. chose answers that are incorrect and irrelavant.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
8 Jan 08
hi i also use internet banking on line.just a note of caution,be careful of any e-mails that claim to be your bank as there is a scam at the moment,they claim they are your bank and tell you you have made too many incorrect log in details and your account is suspended.they then ask you to log into the link and ask for your details etc.i was a bit dubious,and contacted the bank and they told me they would never e-mail customers and this is a scam.i would transfer money into a paypal account to pay for your item if you can .cheers sue