As banking increasingly moves online, consider these cyber best practices to ensure the security of your transactions:
1. Stay focused. Don't open other applications, browser tabs or e-mails while banking online. This reduces the number of possible points of attack cyber criminals can use while you're logged on.
2. Go solo. To reduce your risk from infected e-mail or malware, consider dedicating a single machine and using it only for online banking. Likewise, avoid using a shared PC or other network that you do not own for online banking.
3. Pass up public Wi-Fi hot spots. If you must use a public access point, change your online banking password as soon as you can from a known safe computer.
4. Log out. Avoid session hijacking and cross-site scripting threats by properly logging off and breaking the connection with your bank's servers. Consider clearing your browser cache as well.
5. Establish account activity notifications. Set up text or e-mail notifications to alert you of suspicious account activity (e.g., withdrawals over a certain amount or when balances drop below a predetermined level).
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