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Security Setup for Online Banking


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#1 mojowon

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:21 AM

Hi Guys,

I am new here and asking for advice. I do quite a bit of online banking paying my bills with electronic checks. I am concerned about online banking but it is very efficient for me to pay online. I am told by the bank that I have no worries as the transactions are secure with SSL security so the website is secure. I would like to know what I can do to increase my security to the highest level for added insurance. This would include any computer security settings I can make with my computer as well as any programs you can recommend. This is what I have currently on my computer:

Laptop with Windows Vista 4GB of memory and about 300 GB of Hard-drive
AVG Antivirus Free Edition
Vista Firewall
Windows Defender (definitions manually updated almost daily)
KeyScrambler
Immunet Protect works with AVG Antivirus
Sandboxie
Open DNS
Secunia to update my installed programs
Verizon Aircard to connect to internet

I would like to know what I can set my Vista Firewall and any setting in Vista OS to its best settings for highest security. I like to go with free available programs. Does anyone see any programs I can get rid of or add to to increase my security? I like to go light on the resources to avoid bogging down my computer. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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#2 RedDawn

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:39 PM

Hi mojowon,

Some links that might be of interest:

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/features/ar...ine-Banking.htm
http://www.esecurityplanet.com/article.php...ngerous-Mix.htm
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityf...re_bank_on.html

#3 mojowon

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:04 AM

Thanks Red Dawn for the suggested readings. I will look into them.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:33 AM

You can used Window's built-in On-Screen Keyboard to add some more protection when typing credit card numbers,etc.
It can be found at Start - All Programs - Accessories - On-Screen Keyboard.

Hope everything goes well.
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