Even if you have never banked online, your money may never be completely safe from an electronic heist. Nearly every bank in the United States runs its operations on an internal network that connects to the Internet at some point. Although the banking industry claims that its security is virtually foolproof, others say that any technology can be penetrated under the right circumstances. . . .
Even if you have never banked online, your money may never be completely safe from an electronic heist. Nearly every bank in the United States runs its operations on an internal network that connects to the Internet at some point. Although the banking industry claims that its security is virtually foolproof, others say that any technology can be penetrated under the right circumstances.

Electronic break-ins are often carried out with the help of factors that have nothing to do with technological wizardry, such as an inside source, simple carelessness, or an intruder's persistence in trying different passwords and account numbers.