On liner Savings accounts

  jack 19:38 28 Sep 2005

A friend has an online savings account
Her concern is is this
She logs on to the account and conducts the transaction- deposit/withdraw whatever.
When she logs off is there any trace of the business on her machine?

  mgmcc 20:10 28 Sep 2005

In Windows Explorer's menus, "Tools > Internet Options", select the Advanced tab and scroll down the list of 'Settings' until you find a box for "Do not save encrypted pages to disk". Make sure it is ticked, because this will prevent secure "https" pages being saved in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

It is also essential to maintain and run up-to-date AntiVirus, Anti-Spyware and Firewall software. Never keep details of passwords in the PC.

Another option is to use an alternative web browser, such as Firefox, which is more secure than Internet Explorer, provided her account can be aaccessed by browsers other than I.E.

  jack 20:20 28 Sep 2005

Thank you for that one mgmcc Have passed it on

  De Marcus™ 20:22 28 Sep 2005

Good tip, thanks!

  Stuartli 20:23 28 Sep 2005

If you close down the browser page after it has been in use it will also clear the information.

I use several financial instututions' web pages on a regular basis and have never had any concerns about doing so.

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