Screen-exclamationMany people opt to using online banking due to its convenience and accessibility. However, it also becomes one of the targets for criminal activities such as hacking and phishing.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages everyone to following these practices for a safer online banking: Determine if your bank uses multifactor authentication, which requires users to type their passcodes twice or more before accessing the account. Use strong and complicated passwords and make sure that your device is secured with updated antivirus. Also, avoid suspicious emails or calls asking for your banking information. Monitor your bank account and make sure to log off after every session.

Source: Hometown Focus