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JPMorgan hack: 5 secrets to keep scammers out of your accounts

JPMorgan hack: 5 secrets to keep scammers out of your accounts
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Online banking is deceptively convenient. You can do all of your banking with one-click, so why would you turn down such a convenient option?

Well, if you've been paying attention to me over the years then I'm sure you know the risks involved in banking online. As every JPMorgan customer recently discovered: No matter how secure they claim to be, any Web server can be hacked.

With that said, though, no one wants to have to visit the bank every time they want to check an account balance. As every infomercial ever filmed has said: There's got to be a better way!

Don't worry, friends, I've got you covered. Here are my top methods for safe and secure online banking.

1. Consider the location

While the biggest advantage to online banking is the fact that you don't have to visit the bank, it's important to have a safe spot before you connect.

Try to keep your online banking restricted to your home. Granted, this method is only safe if you've been following all of my other security tips. If you're running a secured Wi-Fi or even an ethernet connection, then your connection is even safer. I teach you how to encrypt your Wi-FI in this tip.

Finally, you'll want to make sure that your computer isn't infected with malware, keyloggers or anything else that could give hackers a hidey-hole into your computer. This tip should give you some direction when you're making sure that your computer is malware free.

Oh, and before we move on to the next tip: Your anti-virus might not be set to block keyloggers. Click that link to make sure that you're protected.

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