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Online banking and security?!?

Time to throw another log on the fire now, always the ray of sunshine eh

How many of you look at your bank statements? I'd say very few. I know I don't. Advice is free, so heed these words, monitor your banking statements. Why? Read on.

I have a client/friends pc here, would boot up but wouldn't give her a desktop. Of course its a virus, in her case, at least 10. I haven't researched what virus yet, probably won't. Format/reinstall it. She used the pc for email, banking and accounting. Her kids used it to play games. Kids typically spend time surfing for games, cracks and cheats. Hence viral infections.

Anyhow, in looking for infected files thru dos I came across the keylogger dump file. Had to call her and tell her to change every password she has. She has to call the banks that she deals with, change passwords and get them to monitor her accounts now. Listed in the keylogger file are all her debit card numbers, credit card numbers (with expiry dates) and the different passwords for her different business/personal accounts.

Of course someone has access to her bank accounts, email and any other website she logs into. Does that scare you? It should.

If someone gains access to your bank account and cleans you out, it is noticed. Someone starts major charging to your credit card? Again, it gets noticed. But would you miss $5.00 here and there? probably not. This is quite often what happens. $5.00 isn't much but if a hacker has access to 100 bank accounts and credit cards, it doesn't take long to add up.

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Time to throw another log on the fire now, always the ray of sunshine eh

How many of you look at your bank statements? I'd say very few. I know I don't. Advice is free, so heed these words, monitor your banking statements. Why? Read on.

I have a client/friends pc here, would boot up but wouldn't give her a desktop. Of course its a virus, in her case, at least 10. I haven't researched what virus yet, probably won't. Format/reinstall it. She used the pc for email, banking and accounting. Her kids used it to play games. Kids typically spend time surfing for games, cracks and cheats. Hence viral infections.

Anyhow, in looking for infected files thru dos I came across the keylogger dump file. Had to call her and tell her to change every password she has. She has to call the banks that she deals with, change passwords and get them to monitor her accounts now. Listed in the keylogger file are all her debit card numbers, credit card numbers (with expiry dates) and the different passwords for her different business/personal accounts.

Of course someone has access to her bank accounts, email and any other website she logs into. Does that scare you? It should.

If someone gains access to your bank account and cleans you out, it is noticed. Someone starts major charging to your credit card? Again, it gets noticed. But would you miss $5.00 here and there? probably not. This is quite often what happens. $5.00 isn't much but if a hacker has access to 100 bank accounts and credit cards, it doesn't take long to add up.

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>>Is there such a place on a pc that a user can locate and should deal with?
 
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Old 01-27-06, 09:13 PM
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no, you typically wont find anything unless the installer was stupid, as in this case, leaving a "dump file". the best thing you can do is to not frequent sites looking for hacks/crackz or porno. Dont open the unknown mail. simple security precautions. most important, a good software firewall like kerio will alert you if some application is trying to send info "out" to someone.
 
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I try to follow all the rules- I appreciate the Kerio referral. Thanx again.
 
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