With the right Internet security measures, you can keep your financial details safe and your personal information private—whether you're paying a bill or shopping online. Visit the Ally Bank security page for helpful information on how to keep your account secure. Also, consider the following computer safety tips:
- Install anti-virus software. This is an easy first computer security step because you can download the software online, directly from the provider. Another alternative is to buy it on a disc in a retail store, or you may already have it as part of what you pay for with your Internet service provider.
- Use a firewall. Your computer's operating system may come with a built-in firewall that you can turn on and off. Turn it on and leave it on unless you have installed separate firewall software or you've purchased a piece of firewall hardware.
- Use anti-spyware software. Spyware is software designed to monitor your computer use—to “spy” on you while you use your computer. Many anti-virus programs also include an anti-spyware component, but it's always good to double check.
Once you have these computer security measures in place, keep them, as well as your operating system and all your other software, updated. Most software programs have an auto-update feature that lets you download updates when you're online, and while it may seem convenient to click “remind me later,” it's better to just spend a few minutes staying up-to-date.
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.