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Old 06-20-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to safely do financial transactions online while traveling? I'm talking about accessing bank accounts, paying bills, etc. Thanks

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Old 06-20-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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For starters, don't use a public computer such as at an airport, hotel, or an internet cafe. As long as you connect with your own, you're swimming in the same ocean whether you're in Ohio or Thailand.
(OK, so Ohio and the ocean don't exactly go together. )

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Old 06-20-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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Thanks. I've read that even with your own computer, with WIFI hackers can access your data.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:34 PM   #4
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Here's an old post of mine in a thread which discussed the security of online transactions:

I take these precautions and feel comfortable doing financial transactions online, including over wireless. Definitely agree w/ alvarezg - don't ever use public computers for this.
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I use my own computer (laptop) with internet access via a Verizon aircard (will not use wifi for secure transactions) and have almost all of my financial stuff with Etrade set up with a security key (gives a 6 digit number that changes about once per minute and is required for logins). Perhaps that's a bit overboard but it feels secure and don't want to lose my retirement to some ace hacker in a third world country.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:59 PM   #6
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gandalf42 Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.

This is the best statement I have seen in a while. Thanks.

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