online security

How are finance brands helping customers to bank safely?

The reality today is that we, as consumers, have more and more digital engagements requiring different security elements, hence simplicity is key.

Banking is one entity that we all see as fundamental and need access to.

Through this article, I will highlight what banks are doing to help customers to manage their finances safely, the direction that digital banking security will take in the future and how security fits into a wider context. 

89% of British internet users are worried about online privacy: report

Online privacy and security has always been a concern for internet users and the issue has gained further prominence in the past year due to revelations about governments spying on their citizens.

A new survey shows the scale of the mistrust, as nine out of ten (89%) British internet users admitted to being worried about online privacy. 

The results from the TRUSTe research have remained consistent for the past three years, suggesting that the ecommerce industry hasn’t been able to allay fears about online security.

More than a third of respondents in the survey said that they are ‘frequently’ or ‘always’ worried about their online privacy.

For details of similar surveys into online privacy, download the Econsultancy Internet Statistics Compendium.

Celebrity Twitter accounts hacked

On the heels of a phishing scheme that lured unsuspecting Twitter users
to a website that was designed to steal their passwords, the Twitter
accounts of well-known individuals, including United States President-Elect Barack Obama, have been
compromised.

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington and others noticed unusual tweets on the
official accounts of
the United States President-Elect, CNN’s Rick Sanchez, FOX
News’ Bill O’Reilly and Britney Spears. Companies such as Facebook and
The Huffington Post have seen their official Twitter accounts
compromised as well.