Hi. I had a call from my bank last night, to say that there was some fraudulent activity on my account. 2 attempts were made to pay to a pharmacy in the USA yesterday. Fortunately, they spotted it and stopped the transactions going through.
Yesterday too, I registered this card with Amazon. So I am thinking that maybe I have a Keylogger (not sure if that is the right term for it). I have superantispyware and Avast on my laptop but should I be using something else too to combat this problem?
The problem is you can never be absolutely certain that you don't have some key-logger lurking, so its best to take extra precautions as well
Whenever I need to type something as sensitive as this into my PC, I always do it in stages. Firstly, in advance and with IE etc closed, I type the number, and all other relevant data (end date, name, security code) into either a spreadsheet or Word document and save it in an encrypted location on my HDD. When entering data, I don't do it in order (first few characters of number then security number then few more character of number then date etc.)
Then, when I need to enter the data I open the site and use copy and paste to enter the data as required to the site.
Thank you Jock1e. I will have to carry out those actions!
I've got to go to London for a hospital appointment now, so I will be out of action for a few days. Hopefully, I managed to stop anything too untoward happening.
It is quite rare to get your card hacked from your computer, other transactions cause more trouble. Install Trusteer or other software your that your bank supplies (this will prevent redirection to non-legit banking sites).
As Jock!e said dont let your card out of your sight at restaurants or shops - they should bring the card machine to you or you go to the machine - look out for signs of ATM machine tampering.