Slideshow Layers of Security

  • July 24 2011, 11:00pm EDT
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They're not going away, but passwords by themselves were insufficient even under the FFIEC's older rules. (Image: ThinkStock)

Challenge Questions

Asking questions for certain tasks, such as registering a new computer for account access, increases security somewhat, but this method is no longer enough by itself. (Image: ThinkStock)

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The location of a user's machine can be a potential indicator of an unauthorized access. (Image: ThinkStock)

One-Time Passwords

Tokens that generate one-time passwords can improve security over the use of just a static password. (Image: ThinkStock)

Activity Monitoring

Banks that diligently monitor for unusual activity may be able to freeze unauthorized transfers. (Image: ThinkStock)

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Device Identification

The hardware and software installed on a user's computer can be used to identify it on later visits. (Image: ThinkStock)

Secure Browser

Software that locks out all other computer activity — including viruses — can protect online banking sessions. (Image: ThinkStock)