Online banking has made it easier for people to stay on top of finances. It is convenient to have an app that allows you to avoid lines and drive times to a local branch. We have access to bill pay, funds transfers, deposits, and so much more at our fingertips. Bank information can be accessed from your phone, laptop, or desktop. It is convenient and welcomed in the world we live in of constant running around.
In our last blog post we talked about how vulnerable small businesses are to being hacked. One key component to making sure your business and its employees/customers stay safe is to make sure everyone is educated on the potential threats out there. There are several ways a business stays vulnerable to hackers. A smaller business generally has weaker online security and deal with large amounts of their business online and through cloud type applications.
One way that businesses can fall prey to these types of attacks is through email phishing. Email phishing is a tactic used by hackers to gain access. It comes in the form of a seemingly normal looking email, but a single click inside the email can be the difference between a security breech and suffering a massive financial loss.
Whether or not your business should use an HTTP or HTTPS is no longer a question. The answer is HTTPS. This hasn’t always been the case. Up until recently this hasn’t necessarily been the case. Let’s take a look at the reason why that is the case.