1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I know with internet banking security is a huge issue. It's enough of an issue when you use the full blown desktop browser. However does anyone use their iPad for internet banking? I've never done any banking but thought it would be quick and easy to use it instead of having to pull out my MBP each time.
    12-10-2010 03:53 PM
  2. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Sure why not? I'm always connected to my secured, password protected home network. No different using it on a computer.

    to be honest you are never really safe when banking, even at the ATM, as people can install fake keypads and card readers that will steal your information.
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    12-10-2010 03:59 PM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    Yes. I also do it from the iPhone. Thank Netscape for SSL.

    Of course, from a security point of view, the most important online banking operation is reconciling your activity every two or three days. As a consumer, one actually has thirty days from one's paper statement (which I no longer get) but the sooner one detects fraudulent activity, the less disruptive it will be and the easier it will be to resolve.
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    12-10-2010 04:11 PM
  4. Jaylou180's Avatar
    I want a iPad.
    12-10-2010 04:25 PM
  5. slide's Avatar
    I know with internet banking security is a huge issue. It's enough of an issue when you use the full blown desktop browser. However does anyone use their iPad for internet banking? I've never done any banking but thought it would be quick and easy to use it instead of having to pull out my MBP each time.
    Security can be the same on an iPad as from a desktop. I mean, if you do online banking while on an open Wifi connection in some cafe, you deserve to get what you'll surely get.
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    12-10-2010 05:10 PM
  6. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Well really people, just monitor your account. I know with US Bank you enter an answer to a security question and then your password. If you buy online, make sure the window has a padlock icon. that will tell you its secure,.
    12-10-2010 06:38 PM
  7. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    I haven't banked yet but I do use the TDAmeritrade app.
    12-10-2010 08:35 PM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    Security can be the same on an iPad as from a desktop. I mean, if you do online banking while on an open Wifi connection in some cafe, you deserve to get what you'll surely get.
    Indeed. At least for the time being, one's iPad is far less likely to be corrupt than one's desktop.
    12-11-2010 12:01 PM
  9. jcharris08's Avatar
    I use it, I just wish USAA would make their app into a full scale Ipad app.
    12-11-2010 12:20 PM
  10. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I use it, I just wish USAA would make their app into a full scale Ipad app.
    Even US Bank's internet banking looks crappy, but it can not be all flashy and needs to support even those who use older systems. I think their internet banking site is at 640x480 or at least 800x600. Good enough to get the job done and log out.
    12-11-2010 12:56 PM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Indeed. At least for the time being, one's iPad is far less likely to be corrupt than one's desktop.
    I nevere even thought of that, thanks guys some awesome points I think I will do some banking on the iPad it is so much easier
    12-12-2010 01:05 AM
  12. west3man's Avatar
    Security can be the same on an iPad as from a desktop. I mean, if you do online banking while on an open Wifi connection in some cafe, you deserve to get what you'll surely get.
    Not really.

    This is the oft-sung mantra of the snobbier among us, but no one's ignorance of technology is the great sin you make it out to be. Some times its willful ignorance, but sometimes, it's just a lack of info. We ALL suffer that particular malady in one way or another.

    It's like saying someone who wanders into a bad neighborhood deserves to get robbed.
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    12-14-2010 10:49 AM
  13. muckdog's Avatar
    I trade stocks on both the ipad and iphone, so i don't see why that security would be any less robust than the security at the bank.
    12-14-2010 08:16 PM
  14. tuanlt's Avatar
    I usually use iphone and iPad to transfer money too. It's nice.
    12-14-2010 09:10 PM
  15. mtnmedic's Avatar
    I do. I use both US Bank's app and Chase's app. Both work nicely. And over the 3G, not public Wi-Fi. Another reason to get 3G.
    12-15-2010 01:21 AM
  16. Steve-O's Avatar
    As long as I'm on a known & secure network I use my iPad & iPhone quite regularly to log in to my online banking & make transactions etc. As long as the network is secure, you're not really under any more risk than you would be if using your home PC/laptop.
    12-15-2010 07:57 AM
  17. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I do. I use US Bank's app
    Expect I bank with US bank and US bank does not have their own phone app.
    12-15-2010 11:17 AM
  18. Gadgetholik's Avatar
    I never use the ipad or iphone for online banking.I only use my norton 360 protected computer to transact online as it has a firewall and anti-phishing detector.The ipad on the other hand has nothing neither a firewall nor an anti phishing detector.So if you type the address of the your bank on the ipad and you are led to a phished site which looks exactly like your bank's site and you provide your login details,your account will be wiped off within minutes and you won't have a clue who did it.So never use the ipad for online banking.But this is solely my personal opinion.It's your ipad,your bank account and you should be the one to decide what to do with it.Regards.
    12-22-2010 04:50 AM
  19. MobileMania's Avatar
    Yep, I do use my iphone and ipad for banking;money transfer, bills payment etc while at home. Haven't tried doing so outside the comforts of my home.
    12-22-2010 06:57 AM
  20. slide's Avatar
    The issue is security of the WiFi where you are. Many places I go have 100% open unencrypted WiFi. Banking on such a system is, to me, silly. My home and work Wifi is 128 bit encrypted which I consider safe. After all, it's not like I'm some tempting target for advanced hacking.
    12-22-2010 10:06 AM
  21. PREferred#IM's Avatar
    Sure why not? I'm always connected to my secured, password protected home network. No different using it on a computer.

    to be honest you are never really safe when banking, even at the ATM, as people can install fake keypads and card readers that will steal your information.
    I agree. I do the same.
    01-01-2011 11:36 AM
  22. Smlk's Avatar
    I have been banking on my iPhone for a few years now and now on my iPad too. My bank finally has an iPhone app, but it's so much easier than logging onto the computer each time I just want to transfer a little $ to my daughter's acct or check my balance! It's really handy. I'm on my home network and my phone and iPad are never really far- so it makes keeping a close eye on my accounts for fraud even better!
    01-01-2011 01:41 PM
  23. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    I wish my bank would get an App. Going on the website is no issue on the ipad, but on my phone. When i owned an iPod touch, I could go to my banks mobile site and the site recognized it was an iOS device and the design was made for the 3.5" screen and had the iphone graphics. On my EVO I get the basic mobile site with the small image and black and white text. I just downloaded the mobile banking app, but I'm starting to question that a little.

    and my bank is an national bank, one that did not need to be bailed out (or if it did, i never heard of it)
    01-01-2011 05:29 PM
  24. edwardreed037's Avatar
    I've only ever used my ipad to do internet banking for around a month, and my iphone for a couple years, i have never once had a problem with security, bloody hell why doesnt anyone want to steal my money? oh right, they cant. You know even i ordered my academic dissertation on internet banking from Essays Council through my Iphone. Friend you know i did not found any error or problem while browsing. Its just an awesome Phone.

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    11-01-2011 02:49 AM
  25. flytech's Avatar
    I always use my ipad for online banking. Some banks have flash players. then it can be a problem. but as a security; I don't think there will a specific problem because of ipad.
    11-01-2011 12:20 PM
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