Even before the convenience of online banking gained its current popularity, Internet banking security was a priority, and as technology continues to improve the experience for consumers, secure online banking remains as important as ever, with several sophisticated but easy-to-use measures in place to protect consumers and prevent a security breach.
Look Closely at the Address in Your Browser.
One banking security measure begins with the address you see in your Internet browser. A secure URL begins "https:" and indicates the website is using encryption to protect your information. The "S" stands for "secure." In addition, a padlock icon often will appear somewhere in the address box of your browser window. That indicates that you're logging into a secure site.
Enter the URL Yourself.
The best way ensure that you're on the correct site is to navigate to an Internet site yourself. Type in the address yourself instead of accessing it through a search engine. And once you're confident the site is secure, you can then bookmark it for fast, reliable access. On our site, Ally Bank provides other Internet banking security tips and suggestions to help you be sure your information is secure.
Know How Your Bank Protects Your Information.
In addition to the easy actions you can take yourself to prevent a security breach, you should also know what your bank is doing to create a secure online banking experience. You can rest easy with Ally Bank. Internet banking security is a top priority for us. We use a layered security approach that includes anti-virus and anti-malware protection, firewalls, SSL encryption, and multi-factor authentication to keep your information secure. We also provide our Ally Bank customers with anti-virus and anti-malware software at no cost.
Learn more about our products and services at Allybank.com or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.
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