Saturday, September 01, 2012

Not all banks check logons from different computers

Here’s a little note from “my own experience”.

When I try to log on to my Bank of America account from a different laptop (in my case, a netbook), I get asked a security question before being allowed to log on to a different computer.  Bank of America has also long used a security icon to show that the visitor is at a true Bank site, not a fake from a phishing attack.

In my own experience, I did not experience that with Wells Fargo or with UBS.
With Wells Fargo, the MacIntosh (with Safari) converts the protocol to https automatically. But in Windows 7, Internet Explorer fails to load the page if you key in “http”.  You have to know to key in https. 

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