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Posted by goldexpay at 1:18 PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The internet is full of thieves, it's sad but true. It is true in general, but especially within the e-currency arena.
How to make secure your e-currency account?
For example, Liberty Reserve provides a number of methods to make your account secure: passwords, PIN's, stop account feature, and anti-key logger (Trojan) login system are just a few of the security precautions that Liberty Reserve has added to keep your value safe and secure within your account. It is one of the most important features of this system. Nothing works better, however, than your own due diligence when it comes to security. Always use an anti-virus for safe computing. Here are several ways you should practice in your daily e-currency activities to protect your account safe.
1. Use Secure Web Browser. We recommend to use Mozilla Firefox browser. Firefox keeps you more secure when you’re browsing the Web, by closing the door on spyware, worms, and viruses.
2. Be careful with electronic mail and don't open messages from unknown senders. Don't answer such messages. They may contain viruses which can enter your computer and send to swindlers all the information necessary to get the access into your account.
3. Don't download unknown programs even if they offer to reinforce the protection of your computer. Such programs may contain malware, adware, viruses, exploits, bots.
4. Don't forget to change your password for system entry as frequently as it is possible.
5. Don't trust your password to the third parties.
6. Keep in mind, e-currency systems never ask you to send your passwords and access codes to them by e-mail.
7. Always update your operating system for the latest system updates To help protect your computer from the latest Internet threats, it's important to install new security updates as soon as they become available. The easiest way to do this is to turn on Automatic Updates and use the recommended setting of downloading recommended updates and installing them on a schedule you set. To turn on Automatic Updates.
8. Use latest versions of firewalls if your computer is not protected when you connect to the Internet, hackers can gain access to personal information on your computer. They can install code on your computer and steal your passwords. A firewall helps to screen out many kinds of malicious Internet traffic before it reaches your system.
9. Use latest version anti-virus programs and Update your antivirus software regularly It is most important is that you keep your computer current with the latest updates and antivirus tools, stay current about recent threats, and that you properly surf the net, downloading files, and opening attachments.
10. Verify website identity before entering passphrase fraudulent "phishing" websites designed to trick you into divulging your passphrase or other sensitive information are common. Spoofed e-mail is commonly used to lure victims to phishing websites. Never assume that a website is the website you intended to be at based on its appearance.
Before entering your passphrase at e-currency website, ensure you are at the real e-currency website by :
- checking for an active padlock in the browser status bar.
- checking the browser location bar for a site name beginning with (exact spelling is critical): https://goldexpay.com/
- checking the SSL certificate being using for appropriate "Issued To", "Issued By", and Thumbprint fields.
11. Create strong and difficult password for your e-currency account, and for any account which connect with your e-currency ( such as Goldexpay account ). It means do not put your birthday date or name of favorite city, it should be composition of any symbols, letters and figures not in order. Keep your passwords in security place such as encoded files.
12. Try to remember the way of entering in e-currency account or Goldexpay account: what is first, second and third step. For example, when you are entering into Liberty Reserve account first step : Account Number, Password and captcha; second – confirmation; third – login PIN.
About security of Internet banking.
What you should pay attention to is whether or not the security measures are operating while you're making your transactions. Depending on what browser you use, you'll either see a closed padlock icon or a key icon to demonstrate that security is operating. When you see these, you'll know that your transaction is being encrypted -- and accordingly, you should feel quite safe about what you're doing.
You'll also need the latest version of your operating system. If you're running Linux, it's likely that you know a fair amount about computer vulnerabilities yourself. You'll also know that Linux can be made safe. You're off to a good start. Most online banks put a lot of effort into ensuring customers’ account are safe and protected against any threats, online or offline.
One of the most important safety features available on an online bank account is password protection. Password protection is common amongst all online bank accounts and provides a layer of security to ensure that only you can gain access to your account. Passwords are usually created by you and sometimes other information about you or your account is need in addition to the password to ensure authenticity of the user.
However you access your account, make sure you use a good password. Never, ever, store an important password in the Password List of your computer. Anybody with a decent knowledge of computing can read stored passwords in a couple of seconds (honestly, a competent eight year old could do it).Special programs exist to crack passwords. They're very good. The passwords that most people use can be cracked in a few minutes.If you want a high security password, here are the rules:
1. Don't use any word that can be found in a regular dictionary.
2. Don't use any name that can be found in a dictionary of names.
3. If you're allowed to, include at least one special character (like %?!@#)
4. Include at least one numeral.
5. Include at least one capital letter, preferably not the first letter.
6. Don't use any numerals that relate to your birthday or other personal information.
7. For ultimate security, use the maximum number of characters allowed.
8. Change your password regularly - at least once a month.
Most online banks have even gone one step further than password protection and included security questions in addition to password protection. Security questions can be as simple as answering a private question that is hard for someone to easily find out about you. This is different than password protection because passwords and account information may be compromised online or offline, but the security question provides a more personal security step that helps ensure the owner of the account is the one accessing it.
While most people feel uncomfortable sharing personal and private information online, online bank accounts are set up to protect the security of your information as much as possible. One thing online banks do to ensure the privacy of information you share through your online bank account is encrypting your information. Encryption is simply a way to scramble you’re the information you share online into a special code that can only be unscrambled by your online bank account. This helps prevent anyone from stealing your information it across the internet when communication with your online bank account.
As most business have turned to the internet to provide a better way to react their customer, online banks have also do so in an effort to provide an easier way for customer to access their bank accounts. In doing so, banks also needed to create ways to protect customers’ against any threats of doing business online, which they have with online security practices such as passwords, security questions and encrypting private information.
Posted by goldexpay at 4:01 PM