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Old September 7th, 2010, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you online bank with android?
Do you trust the apps you have on you're phone?

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Hell no, too risky.
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hello guys...
it is not too risky.....
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Not through an app, but I have checked my on-line banking via the browser, doubt my bank will ever bring out an app.
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Not through an app, but I have checked my on-line banking via the browser, doubt my bank will ever bring out an app.
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it is not too risky.....
At this stage, it's not worth it for me.


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Old September 7th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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so the general conception is its unsecure.

thats good.
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How is that response a troll? Its a perfectly good response.

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so the general conception is its unsecure.

thats good.

No, by my count, 2 people on this thread say they do, and 2 say its risky, so the general "conception" is even.

Now my 2 cents, like the guy you said was a troll, my bank doesnt have an app, so I use it via the browser. Even if someone got my password, when the system sees a new computer trying to logon, it generates a random security question that only I would know. So even if someone got my password, and saw the answer to ONE of my security questions, he still wouldnt have the answer to any of the other security questions. Plus, all I can do with my bank is transfer cash to and from my checking, savings, and credit card.
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interesting.
safe as **** then?
or sitlet safe?
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Do you online bank with android?
Yup.
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Do you trust the apps you have on you're phone?
All apps or banking apps specifically?

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so the general conception is its unsecure.
A few replies is hardly "general conception". And even if you did find out what the general consensus is, it's meaningless. You have to consider apps individually. You can't lump them all together one way or another. In other words, they're not either all safe or all not safe.
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[QUOTE=takeshi;1537063]Yup.

All apps or banking apps specifically?

Na man, just apps in general.
Anything YOU have put on your phone.
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Basically that article gave a couple of points to be cautious about. But none are tied directly to the security of the data connection or application. Basically the biggest potential problem is if someone gets your phone. My bank doesn't have a dedicated app, but I would hope you would still need to log in with a dedicated app. If any person can pick up your phone and enter the app without needing to put in any password, then yeah, it is a security risk. You need to either pass lock the phone, or make sure the app/online site requires a passwork everytime you login.
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Not through an app, but I have checked my on-line banking via the browser, doubt my bank will ever bring out an app.

this....

I have a local credit union so no app will come out IMHO (and my mom works there, so I have inside information)

No big deal, I have my C.U.'s website bookmarked to online banking and the 4 bills I can pay online saved to my menubar in launcherpro. I will usually pay bills online at home from the computer, but I have found times I have had to use my phone (when my computer was down 2 weeks ago) or transfer funds while in line at Target one time.

I trust it though
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Sure, I use the Paypal App to view purchases and manage my account, very secure.
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I use a banking app, started out with a general app (supported several banks) but then my bank came out with it's own and I switched to that.
It even lets me deposit check into my account, just by taking a picture of it.
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I do all the time, more than I do on my laptop infact. Both of my banks have official Android apps so I do trust that they are secure. I only use Bank of America and USAA.
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I WOULD if natwest made an official app.
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Do you online bank with android?
Do you trust the apps you have on you're phone?
I use the Mint.com app on my phone, but I'm more worried about losing the phone itself than I am about data piracy.
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Basically that article gave a couple of points to be cautious about. But none are tied directly to the security of the data connection or application. Basically the biggest potential problem is if someone gets your phone. My bank doesn't have a dedicated app, but I would hope you would still need to log in with a dedicated app. If any person can pick up your phone and enter the app without needing to put in any password, then yeah, it is a security risk. You need to either pass lock the phone, or make sure the app/online site requires a passwork everytime you login.
I have tywo banks and use both their mobile apps. On both of them, you have to log on each time. It doesn't save your information.
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I use the app from my bank, and I also keep an eye on SystemPanel to make sure that no rogue apps are running in the foreground. I would find it hard to trust a third party app to access my bank.
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