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5 Top Malware Threats To Online And Mobile Banking

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 4:50 PM
From the Credit Union Times
There are threats and then there are just scares.

But what can be said is that there are a handful of known, proven threats to online and mobile banking. These are the threats that matter. The top five are itemized here.

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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,469 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Monday, June 4, 2012 - 5:06 PM
Thanks for the good article and additional info about protecting our accounts.  What I don't understand is how can a Malware or virus get into our financial accounts if we have a password on them.  "I" can't access my accounts if I forget the passwords!  Any ideas as to how they can do this?  Thanks!
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paoli2paoli21,372 posts since
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2. Monday, June 4, 2012 - 5:14 PM
One technique used by hackers is to steal passwords by infecting PCs with keylogging malware. That software can record the passwords that you type and send that info to the hackers. That's why it's important to ensure you keep your anti-virus software up-to-date.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,469 posts since
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3. Monday, June 4, 2012 - 5:17 PM
Defending Against Malware and Trojan Horse Threats

Defending Against Malware and Trojan Horse Threats | Sovereign Bank

 
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,621 posts since
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4. Monday, June 4, 2012 - 5:29 PM
Defending Against Malware and Trojan Horse Threats

Defending Against Malware and Trojan Horse Threats | Sovereign Bank

 
And switch to MacOSX.
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darkdreamer4udarkdreamer4u174 posts since
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5. Monday, June 4, 2012 - 5:35 PM
Yikes!  I need to go back to Webtv.  I use Webroot Secure Anywhere and check it every day to make sure it has scanned.  If it misses a scan I manually do it.  But it seems the problem makers can get in any way.  I've heard of McAfee but I was told Webroot is fine for my personal computer.  This is no fun!  Thanks for the helpful info so I can learn more about what I am doing.
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