Is online banking as safe as people think?

Online Banking

More US adults bank online than use social networks (for now, at least). It has become such a common activity that despite the risks of identity theft, hacking, and phishing, most of us are still convinced that the transactions are secure.

For the most part, they are.

For the most part.

The banking community and security firms have the vast majority of people convinced that there is nothing to be concerned about with online banking. Only 14% are concerned about people hacking into their accounts.

In the graphic below by ZoneAlarm, we take a look at some of the real and imagined concerns surrounding online banking. We also explore some tips that can help consumers keep their online banking as safe as it can be.

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(Via: ZoneAlarm. H/T: Lauderdale Mazda)

By Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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