Fewer pubs need CCTV to keep license
Less security isn’t always a good thing, but for the pubs it will save a lot of money.
08:29 19 June 2013
Less monitoring may be going on at some pubs. Pubs without a history of problems and disturbances have been told they don’t need to have CCTV cameras installed in order to keep their licenses.
While this may be good news for many people, there are others who might lament the reduced security of a camera. The same sentiments are shared over the security of digital information, especially where debit cards are concerned.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your debit card information as secure as possible:
- Online shopping—this is a common occurrence in most households. You may have a favourite website you use for your shopping, but if possible don’t save your debit card information when you’re logged into the website. Choose a one-time payment option. It’s more work if you shop online frequently, but it keeps your debit card number more secure.
- Online banking—if you ever do any online banking, you may be familiar with the numerous screens some banks use and how there are multiple ways to log out of an account. Sometimes you need to log out multiple times in order to truly have security. Make sure you log out of everything possible and then close the tab you were working in, or the entire browser window and reopen to finish your internet-related activities.
- Clearing history—in every internet browser there are settings which control the storage of information. It could store sensitive information such as passwords, street addresses, identification numbers, and even your debit card number. Each browser is a little different, but find out how to clear some of your sensitive data from the browser records.
- Monthly statements—it’s easy to get busy and neglect your statement, but this is actually one of your first lines of defence when it comes to finding out about unauthorized activity from a compromised debit card number.