ONLINE ACCOUNTS
SHOPPING
BANKING
COMMUNICATION
SOCIAL MEDIA
ETC

Setup - Configuration- Privacy

Getting your online accounts setup

Buying- Amazon, Ebay, Marketplace

Money- Banking Online & Apps

Comms- WhatsApp, Skype, etc

Social- Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter

Sports- Endomondo, Strava

Media- Kindle, Prime, Netflix

Useful- Cinema, Parking, Buses

 

FAQS - ONLINE ACCOUNTS

I HAVE SO MANY ACCOUNTS, IT'S OK TO USE THE SAME PASSWORD, RIGHT?

NO. What if one of the online accounts is hacked, and your credentials are then used to login to all the other sites you are registeredd with. Please don't use the same password, and if you can use a strong long password, that is different for each site. See Passwords & Password Managers Page

I LOVE SHOPPING ONLINE, HOW CAN I PROTECT MY CARDS WHEN PAYING?

Easy, setup a PayPal account, register your cards that you want to use. Then go shopping. Most sites offer the PayPal option for paying. You select it at the checkout, then you go and login to your PayPal account. You can then use the default card or choose a payment card for that Transaction. PayPal doesn't give your card details to the online shop, it transfers the money from your card to the shop. Again, like your passwords, why give an online shop your card details when their security might not be good, and if hacked your card details then used to go shopping!

YEH, BUT PAYPAL NOW KNOW MY CARDS, IS THAT SAFE?

About as safe as anything on the internet. But they have a big business to protect and they spend a lot of money on the best security, most likely better than most banks! Since most banks have very out-dated software systems. They are the big boys in the online payments area with more to lose than you.

ARE BANKING APPS SAFE?

If they weren't, they would not be put out there by the banks, as their reputation is on the line, just like your money.
Can you do things to help keep you safe, yes, if you don't use an Apple device, then have security software on it that scans apps you download and other phone media.
Stick to well-known main stream apps from the app store, to reduce the chances of downloading a virus or malware.
When connecting, use Wi-Fi you trust, or if out and about, use your mobile data, or if you must, use a VPN to get you safely onto the internet before you start accessing your bank account.

 

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