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Most Brits Conduct Internet Banking, However, Feel Concerned Regarding Personal Safety: McAfee

According to one fresh survey that McAfee the security company conducted, while 9 persons out of every ten (92%) in Britain conduct Internet-banking of some form, more than 50% of the number are concerned that someone may steal their financial details. Computeractive.co.uk published this during the end-week of September 2011.

McAfee discovered that people, 81% of survey participants, were aware about online-banking as also worried following the latest security breach against Sony PlayStation along with other top-rated Internet crime assaults. Moreover, 54% of respondents in the survey polling 2,000 people acknowledged that they merely utilized fundamental anti-virus safeguard.

Unfortunately, such fundamental software safeguard is frequently not sufficient for detecting threats like rootkit type of malware, and phishing websites. Meanwhile, 48% of respondents as well regard banks as being accountable for making sure that their customers experience secured online banking.

Also, almost 6 Web-surfers polled out of 10 (58%) stated that they'd got a phishing electronic mail supposedly from a banking institution, whilst according to 9%, money was filched out of their accounts.

Furthermore, 23% of respondents admitted that they set passwords, which could be easily recalled, like mother's name before marriage, or pet's name, whilst according to 16%, they jotted down personal Internet banking credentials on paper for making sure they didn't make any mistake with accessing the facility. Additionally, 1 in 3 applies the same password as in another Web-oriented user account to conduct own Internet banking.

Remarking about the above survey findings, Raj Samani Chief Technology Officer of McAfee for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) stated that the majority of the cases of banking deception weren't because of a compromise of the technology banks used. Rather people were unknowingly supplying to criminals their private banking details through phishing scams as also imitated websites, alternatively their PCs were getting contaminated with malware, he explained. Pcadvisor.co.uk published this during the end-week of September 2011.

However, people can do away with becoming victims of Internet banking frauds, McAfee says. For that, online bankers must utilize all-inclusive security software, not answer phishing e-mails as well as use strong passwords that are wholly new.

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» SPAMfighter News - 14-10-2011

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