at present their is an email going round asking online banking customers to give their details barclays customers appear to be the targets at present but for all those using online banking services this may be worth a read click here
Errrrr an e-mail (of all things) from Barclays asking for online banking customers to give their details, come on please, who fell for that?.............think you need some basic Security Tips.............hey......... 1 Use protection software "anti-virus software" and keep it up to date. 2 Don't open email from unknown sources, read that one again, so you know it. 3 Use hard-to-guess passwords 4 Protect your computer from Internet intruders -- use "firewalls". 5 Don't share access to your computers with strangers. Learn about file sharing risks. 6 Disconnect from the Internet when not in use. 7 Back up your computer data. 8 Regularly download security protection update "patches". 9 Check your security on a regular basis. When you change your clocks for daylight-savings time, reevaluate your computer security. 10 Make sure your family members and/or your employees know what to do if your computer becomes infected.
a lot of people that use online banking and not that computer literate and these are the ones that fall victim. They do not 'deserve all they get' at all.
Many people in life have been caught out by conmen - doesnt mean that they deserve it. We just need to educate people more to make them realise that this kind of thing needs to be treated with caution.
hmm i know i ticked this thread but it was meant as a general warning for those who may not be aware of the situation its a sad fact that some people do get caught out by this sort of thing. Jamie.com i find your comment somewhat strange as to if they are not computer literate they should not use online banking, as spikeychris has asked how do you define computer literate? many people can use computers for many things but that they are always aware of security issues
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