September 20, 2005 07:00 ET

Instant Online Debit provider UseMyBank is HACKER-SAFE'TM'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) -

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Online debit provider is proud to announce it is now certified compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards. UseMyBank earned the Hacker Safe certification through ScanAlert, which prevents 99.99% of hacker crime.

"The HACKER SAFE program has been in effect for over a month, and we are satisfied to know that is has met its objective," said Joseph Iuso, CEO, UseMyBank. The HACKER SAFE mark appears only when a web site's security meets the highest security scanning standards of the US government, Visa™, MasterCard™, American Express™, Discover™ and JCB™.

UseMyBank is one of the fastest, most convenient, and safest provider of online debit payments available today on the Internet. UseMyBank enables clients to transfer funds using their existing online banking accounts instantly and safely.

The HACKER SAFE security certification program includes all services necessary to meet the requirements of PCI compliance, as well as Visa's CISP/AIS and MasterCard's SDP program. "Daily scanning of HACKER SAFE certification are critical to providing customers with the security they expect," said ScanAlert CEO Ken Leonard.

UseMyBank is one of a handful of companies worldwide focusing on providing a more direct and convenient method for making online payments in today's E-commerce era. As the Internet creates more global commerce it is imperative for companies to provide their customers with the best possible services and products. Since its inception in 2002 UseMyBank has set new standards for how E-commerce companies transact business in both ethics and safeguarding against Internet hacking and fraud. "These are exciting times for UseMyBank and to be certified HACKER SAFE is an added benefit to both our clients and our company," concluded Iuso.

About Internet Financial Security

Security is the #1 Concern in Wired World of Finance stresses the importance of Internet Security and utilizes multiple layered security technology to maximize the protection of clients using their software. Experts identify the two major components of Internet security as the detection of fraud and the deterrence of fraud.

Personal Internet security is especially important in the sphere of E-banking and E-commerce. UseMyBank recommends several precautions that people should take to maximize personal Internet Security. The following are five tips people should consider when banking, purchasing and selling over the web:

1. Patronize sites that take extra precautions and are certified as safe before entering personal information on a website. A closed lock or padlock at the bottom of your screen indicates a secure site. UseMyBank has the "lock" icon and HACKER SAFE™ certification

2. Delete your browser's caches when online banking or purchasing activities are complete. The cache maintains a copy of web pages that have been recently viewed.

3. Install and use a personal firewall. This will assist in blocking access to your hard drive through the Internet.

4. Install anti-virus software and continually update it. Viruses can capture information from your system and send it to another computer.

5. Download and install security updates regularly and configure your system to automatically install security updates.

About offers an alternative payment option to the existing payment processing market place. The company's technology allows clients to pay for goods and services directly over the Internet using their existing financial services provider. The UseMyBank enterprise was founded in 2002 by a senior management team with over 50 years of experience implementing financial services applications, solutions, and payment systems.

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