Safety & Security
aboutLife's mission is to help guide you to your better life.
The first step is to make sure your information is secure.
aboutLife uses the same 128-bit encryption that banks use. We always transmit personal and financial information securely. Our practices are monitored and verified by VeriSign and McAfee.
No one touches your money
Unlike other services, aboutLife does not ask you for bank login credentials. So, no one (not you, not us, nor anyone else) can access your money via aboutLife.
You have a role too
Your participation is important to our security efforts. The following are steps we suggest you take to protect your aboutLife account and other accounts online.
Keep your computer secure
- Keep your computer and browser current with security updates.
- Install and update anti-virus and anti-spyware software and use personal firewalls.
- Be alert to the threats posed by malware--(malicious software) which can damage or disrupt your system, or secretly record information such as keystrokes.
- Do not enable automatic login to your account or pre-fill the Login ID or password fields.
- Change your password periodically and avoid using the same passwords for all of your online accounts.
- For more information on how to protect your personal computer you can visit the Federal Trade Commission’s computer security site, OnGuardOnline.gov.
Use aboutLife safely
- Do not share your Login ID and password with anyone.
- Check to make sure you are interacting with a secure Web site, as above.
- Always log off after completing your activities on aboutLife.
- Be careful about using third-party computers or computers that you are not familiar with such as those in Internet cafés and be careful to ensure you have fully logged out.
- Do not provide personal or financial information in response to an email request or by clicking on a link, unless you are able to verify the authenticity of the site to which you are taken through the SSL padlock or other means.
- aboutLife will never request your Login ID or password, or any other information in either a non-secure or unsolicited email communication.
- Do not enter personal information into a form within an email message or a pop-up.
- Do not open an email if you do not recognize the sender and be particularly cautious of any attachments to emails from unrecognized sources.
- If you suspect you have received a fraudulent email from aboutLife, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.