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Bank on Line - R U Happy with ther security


SparkyJack

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Over the years this topic been much discussed.

Inevitably my input put has been- I never bank on line- because of my view that a new security measure is soon breached,

Tho days Click on BBC or on the web seems to amplify my view.

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morddwyd

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So have I.

Just a bit surprised that my bank should be pushing it along with with Rapport.

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Woolwell

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morddwyd - Barclays have been offering Kaspersky Suite for free for some time now. They would rather people have a anti-virus and anti-malware suite as it is perhaps surprising how many do not bother with such an essential. Kaspersky also provides a virtual keyboard and is good against phishing.

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Input Overload

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R U Happy with their security'

Yes & I'm also happy with my security which is just as important as my banks too. I have never had any issues with any financial transactions whatsoever online. I actually think its safer than walking around with a wallet full of wod.

I know quite a few who have lost real money though by having their purse or wallet nicked.

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proudfoot

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I also have never had a problem with internet banking though both my wife and I have had problems with credit card accounts. My wife some years ago found a balance transfer from a CC account she had no knowledge of and I had 4 transactions on my card 2 London Congestion Charges and 2 airline tickets at the time I was staying in a hotel in Northumberland. My card provider phoned me to check if they were legitimate. My wife's problem took a couple of months to sort out but mine was sorted within a week. In a similar vein my step son was talking on the phone to his CC provider as they had phoned him about suspicious transactions when the operator said "Oh dear someone is trying to authorise a payment to a betting site." His problem was sorted out within days.

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HondaMan

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I have always declined to use thte bank's own security, Rapport, preferring instead to use my own, AVG! I also have software that checks for other "nasties" like keyloggers and a full scan of my system is done overnight at least 4 times each week.

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tigertop2

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To me it makes sense to have as many security layers as are compatible with each other when doing online banking. I have Rapport as well as a number of other programmes all working harmoniously together. If I was using AVG I would certainly want Rapport running alongside it plus a couple more

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lotvic

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HSBC offer McAfee as a freebie, should customers want it, to be used in addition with Rapport

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Bald Eagle

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Just remembered that a few years ago my French bank told me to type my account number into Notebook and copy and paste it from there into their site.

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