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What Happens If Your Bank Account Is Hacked?

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 5:29 AM
Article at Forbes provides a few useful tips. Here's one of them for logging into your online bank accounts:
It’s best to disable the “remember your computer” feature. It’s a little bit of a pain, but it’s much more secure

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Another tip not mentioned in the article is to avoid sharing usernames and passwords between sites. You especially shouldn't share passwords between banks and non-bank sites.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Monday, January 21, 2013 - 8:36 AM
This part about disabling the icon to save passwords is very important.  I will have to figure out how to disable mine.  I was shocked this week when I just clicked on a financial webpage I use and found that my ID and password were already in the login and all I had to do was just click one time and all of my personal info opened up!  This is not the way I thought it was supposed to do and I think it has something to do with the fact that I stupidly did the "Save my password" thing.  I will check all my financial pages I use today to see if I can disable or undo that problem.  Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
paoli2paoli21,401 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
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2. Monday, January 21, 2013 - 8:51 AM
Paoli2, try deleting cookies on your PC to eliminate the "save my password" automatic filling in of your personal info. This site may help
pearlbrownpearlbrown1,473 posts since
Nov 2, 2010
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3. Monday, January 21, 2013 - 9:27 AM
Pearl:  Thanks so much for the link.  I wrote it down and deleted cookies for financial pages and now it does not do an automatic login.  I was concerned once I deleted cookies I would not be able to access sites again but it gives me a chance to start over correctly.  Much appreciation for your help, as usual.
paoli2paoli21,401 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
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