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October 23rd, 2009
Safe Internet banking in Costa Rica has been an issue for some time. In December 2007, I wrote this post about how insecure it can be and giving suggestions on how to make it less so. It is clear that I have not been impressed with Costa Rica online banking at least from from a security standpoint… until now that is.
I personally bank at three Costa Rica banks: BAC San Jose, Scotia Bank and Banco Nacional. All were subject to various schemes that could easily cause serious security problems, especially if the customer did not use adequate security protection in their computers or worse, used Internet cafes or a wireless connection while banking online.
Now along comes Banco Nacional with a high tech but easy-to-use gadget that all but guarantees your security even if banking from an Internet cafe or using a wireless connection. I got one about three weeks ago and have since been trying to figure out how someone could get into my account. My conclusion? They cannot or if they can, they are a whole lot smarter than I am.
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