When you restrict your wireless network, you restrict unwanted access to your online banking activities and you build a wireless network security barrier. Along with a virus-free computer, a secure network allows you to access your online checking, savings, or CD accounts with peace of mind.

Wireless networks advertise their presence by sending out a signal to any Wi-Fi device within range, but if you don't want everyone to know you have a wireless system, you can turn off this feature. If you can't figure out how to de-activate the open signal from the installation directions that came with your Wi-Fi device, contact the customer-service department of your Internet service provider and tell them you want to “turn off identifier broadcasting." Authorized users will still be able to use the system, but unauthorized signal interceptors won't be able to find it.

Read these additional tips from Ally Bank to keep your online banking experience hassle-free. At Ally Bank, we are committed to helping you keep your personal information safe. Learn more about our practices and products at Allybank.com or call live, 24/7 customer care at 877-247-ALLY (2559) today.

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