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As you browse your bank's mobile banking terms, you will probably read a disclaimer about keeping your information protected through encryption. The science of encryption operates like a key that unlocks the door to your sensitive information, says Andrew Hoog, chief investigative officer at viaForensics, a Chicago-based digital security company.

"The longer the key, the more difficult it is to break the protection," Hoog says.

A 40-bit encryption can provide a low level of information security, so Hoog advises account holders to make sure their banks offer a minimum 128-bit encryption to make picking that lock more challenging for thieves.


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