Is my bank's online site safe? What does my bank do to maintain online security?These are obvious questions if you're about to begin using secure online banking.It helps to know your bank's online security policies, so take the time to do some research. And you can more freely enjoy the benefits of online banking if you take some basic precautions with your own computers.

  • A little common sense goes a long way. Don't share your online credentials with anyone and safeguard your laptop and mobile phone from theft. Other such practical measures actually go a long way toward maintaining the security of your online banking information.
  • Put technology on your side. Part of enjoying secure online banking is simply making sure your computers have firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed. These programs are widely available and most are relatively inexpensive but highly effective.
  • Update programs regularly. Having protective software installed only works when you keep these programs up-to-date. Fortunately, most have automatic update functionality, so it's as easy as allowing these updates instead of clicking "remind me later."

Learn more about how Ally Bank is committed to keeping your financial information safe at Allybank.com or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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