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.

Click to enlarge.

Online Banking Infographic

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

Written 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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  • Anonymous

    Dude no way man, that is like the craziest thign I have ever heard of.
    Total-Privacy dot US

  • http://twitter.com/stephenjbell Stephen Bell

    Well, isn’t that convenient? A company that makes firewall software makes a scary infographic saying that you need firewall software, then cites themselves as a source.

    In related news, Folgers thinks it would be safer if we all drank more coffee while driving, and if you buy a Kinect, you’ll have lower risk of heart disease.

  • http://twitter.com/stephenjbell Stephen Bell

    Well, isn’t that convenient? A company that makes firewall software makes a scary infographic saying that you need firewall software, then cites themselves as a source.

    In related news, Folgers thinks it would be safer if we all drank more coffee while driving, and if you buy a Kinect, you’ll have lower risk of heart disease.

  • rahul kumar

    you can explain it in the more convenient way or in elaborate way…. 

  • http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/dvd-ripper/ Terrycart

    It is not reliable, maybe we all know that, we just believe in the good faith of business developer and bankers. They keep our privacy, we buy the products