FDIC Consumer News - Winter 2016
Winter 2016 — Special Edition
A Bank Customer’s Guide to Cybersecurity
What Consumers Can Do... and What Banks and Regulators Are Doing ... to Help Prevent Online Fraud and Theft
- A Message to Readers
- Safety Precautions for Internet Banking or Shopping
- Protect Your “Cyber Home:” Simple Steps to Secure Your Computers and Mobile Devices for Internet Banking And Shopping
- Going Mobile: How to be Safer When Using a Smartphone or Tablet
- Beware of Malware: Think Before You Click!
- Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: Ways to Stay Protected
- How to Avoid Identity Theft Online
- Beware of Phishing Scams: Don’t Take the Bait
- Using Social Networking Sites: Be Careful What You Share
- For Parents and Caregivers: Tips for Protecting Your Child’s Personal Information
- The Roles of Banks and the Government
- What Banks and Bank Regulators are Doing to Protect Customers From Cyberthreats
- How Federal Laws and Industry Practices Limit Losses From Cyberattacks
- Dear FDIC: Questions About Deposit Insurance and Online Banking
- Additional FDIC Resources for Consumers
- Test Your Cybersecurity IQ
- A Cybersecurity Checklist
- For More Help or Information on Cybersecurity
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