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How to Secure Your Online Financial Transactions

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

31 January 2014

Over the last decade or so, our lives have become increasingly conducted on the Internet to the extent that it seems completely ridiculous to actually leave your house to run errands these days. So many of us bank online, for instance, that most of us probably couldn’t even tell you what days our banks are open–or even where they are.

Over 50% of American adults now bank primarily online, and 80% of households manage all their finances online. That’s a lot of very important business being conducted online, and as we all know, banking online involves giving up your most sensitive information, to a website that you hope is secure.

But how do you really know that all your financial information is being submitted on a secure connection? Banks tell us that they go to extreme lengths to ensure that their sites are safe and secure–but what if our connections are not?

Keep your Online Transactions Secure with a VPN 

If the banks are doing their jobs and ensuring that their connections are safe, then we should do the same. But how can you be completely sure that your information is safe over the web? Well, you use a VPN.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, keeps your financial information safe online by encrypting all of your information before it reaches the web. Whether you’re putting in your bank details or simply surfing for new curtains, SurfEasy’s VPN uses bank-grade encryption to hide all of your data, browsing history and information from prying eyes, wherever they are.

A VPN effectively masks you from detection online, meaning that you can be sure that your connection is safe and secure­–­and this means that your financial dealings online will be truly secure.

Using a Private Browser to Keep Your Transactions Secure

Another way to keep your financial transactions safe is to use a secure browser such as SurfEasy’s Private Browser. SurfEasy’s Private Browser is a small USB stick which provides the same bank-grade encryption as the VPN. Simply plug in the USB, surf the web, then remove the USB when you leave that computer and it will be as if you were never there. This gives you a particularly secure connection when using other people’s computers, office computers, or public wifi connections.

Your financial information is incredibly important, and you should never trust others to keep your data safe. Ensure that your financial transactions are safe and secure with SurfEasy’s Private Browser or SurfEasy’s VPN, and never worry about your online banking again.

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