Online banking is great, isn’t it? You can switch on your PC, smart phone or tablet, then pay a bill, check your bank balance or even move money from one place to another – all from the comfort of home.
Gone are the days when we had to wait for the bank to open. And we love it. So much that in 2013, more than 50 percent of people in the U.S. chose the convenience of online banking to access their accounts. Unfortunately, we are not the only ones watching this increase in online banking.
Cybercriminals will always be found where there is money to be had. Online banking provides another opportunity for them to try and get ahold of your account details or trick you into handing over security information like usernames, passwords and memorable details. Safe baking online starts with an awareness of the tricks cybercriminals use to get their hands on your money.