Intrernet Banking.

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  1. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Hi,


    I use internet banking frequently.


    Is it safe to do so on an iphone 4 ?


    Im aware not to do so on a shared connection thro shops wifi !
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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  3. tarheel34 macrumors newbie

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    Same here. I do it every weekday morning.
     
  4. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    Ditto here. I use the app for my bank and never have any issues with banking. I feel it is secure.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It’s as secure as anything else you do on the internet when not using an iPhone.
     
  6. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    No problems here either. Been using it for a few years now since the 3G. :)
     
  7. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    I use Internet banking quite a lot and i have had no problems so far!!
     
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    So far I haven't had my identity stolen :D Usually banking sites are designed very secure but if you have further worries you can always set up a VPN for use on not just regular networks but on insecure ones in public area's. Very miniscule chance anyone or thing could crack a VPN, can't say for 100% sure though since I've never needed to use a VPN nor do I know much about them.
     
  9. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I am in the USA and use a bank called Wells Fargo, they even have their own iPhone App in the App store. I can paybills and move money even between my personal and business accounts with ease.

    If it were not safe, Wells Fargo would not offer the software/App.
     
  10. 0007776 Suspended

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    It's safe, I would be hesitant to do it on public wifi though.
     
  11. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    It's safe provided the connection your on is safe.
     
  12. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you use a trusted connection. Either 3G or wifi that you trust.
     
  13. kicko macrumors 65816

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    it doesnt matter what your using to make the connection wifi 3g etc, either way your connecting to the banks encrypted webpage/data.
     
  14. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I have never had a problem. I frequently check my account and pay bills from my iPhone.
     
  15. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i'm sorry, but how do you trust a 3G connection? it's not like you can pick and choose which 3G tower your iPhone is connected to.

    but as for the OP, online banking is safe
     
  16. 0007776 Suspended

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    You can trust it as much as your home Internet connection, the ISP in this case your cell carrier probably can watch what you are doing but you are safe from other users on the same network which is not the case on wifi.
     
  17. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    I use the Chase app all the time. Chances are, it's probably safer to do it on your iPhone, rather than on your computer.
     

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