Can we find a way to stop this?

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
April 15, 2008 10:54am CST
The internet has given us various opportunities so also has it give way to many fraudsters,an example is internet banking which makes way for conviently transfering money to other people from the comfort of our homes.however,its become scary because of hackers whouse various means to access the information on people"s account over the net.is there a way to stop or reduce this issue of internet banking fraud?
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4 responses
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
15 Apr 08
There are a few ways to interfere with the schemes to steal identities! yahoo has a new way, and it involves asking a personal picture to your log in page! You add a picture and choose a color for your page, and if it is not the same when you go to log in, then stop and report it to yahoo! That is a way to stop phishing.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
15 Apr 08
ok this may do some help but am still not sure this can help when it comes to our anking activities
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
15 Apr 08
We just have to be more careful!
@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
19 Apr 08
hi BYOLA. I agree with Guardian. I think that when you are careful and you protect your computer against spyware, internet banking is safe. i don't personally know any person who had problems with internet banking. Have a nice day, jazgottt.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
19 Apr 08
yes in fact hois reponse is a good pointer to how we can actually protect ourselves from hacker and i couldnt agreew ith him more
@gangus2 (373)
• United States
15 Apr 08
The Internet has come along way and I know from experience that it is getting much more harder for them. Once I was online doing surfing, and my Internet Security let me know that the site I was on was a "fishing" site. I also have recieved an e-mail informing that someone was attempting to use my log-in info to access my account, and that the Bank needed my correct info to ensure me access or I would not be able to log-in, it turned out to be another "fishing" site, I had enformed my bank about the e-mail(by phone)they too care of the problem. So I know it's not as easy as it use to be. Karen
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
16 Apr 08
you arereally right some of us will still most likely fall into this trap,i refused to use my bank's internet facility because of this reason but now i do because of the kind of antivirus that i use which also come with anti spyware,another thing is i dont log in into any financial account i have on public computers,and my pc is in my room so its a little difficult for anyone to have access to my information,besides i wipe out every work i concluded which i consider confidential after working.
• United States
15 Apr 08
The only thing I can say in how to best stop this is not to use any internet banking sites. But, that would be a burden to a lot of people. I know my bank works hard on the security of it's site and so does Paypal. Also, you can keep your computer's security systems up to date and make sure your software is updated. It's a constant battle. Nothing's going to stop a totally determined hacker, but we can all try to make it harder for them to get access to our accounts.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
15 Apr 08
i actually find some kind odf solace in norton antivirus 2008 version,it actually ward off any hackers attack and also informs you immediately it occurs i think that will be useful,though some complain it slows their syastem but if it protects you why not
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