DebTarHeelGirl... Just because your IP address and approximate coordinates are broadcast in your transmission packets, this does NOT mean your identity is compromised. In fact, banks will most likely red-flag your connection if you try to log in from a location that does not match your customer record. You may even be flagged as a hacker if your location is outside of the country. I would also never, ever store my private data on any digital cloud, anywhere. Digital safe? No, thank you. We don't know who is behind those servers in Switzerland. Could be the very same people we are trying to avoid. I will stick with PGP for email encryption where my financial team gets a copy of my public key. Simple, free, and safe solution. Also, as long as the web sites you visit offer an SSL 256-bit secure connection, your private data should be safe from hackers.
DebTarHeelGirl... As well, Privacy Abroad uses Active Server Pages .NET, with .aspx extensions, on their web site. This is a Microsoft technology which should be avoided if privacy is the goal.
Just to help out and correct you on Privacy Abroad. The website merchant section is routed through a Swiss merchant and all info is stored there. None of your personal communication or data is held on the site. The website merchant services is what is ultra secure and the website itself is protected too but it's our email and data storage services which you use to communicate and store data that have the military grade encryption and have never been hacked into. They are tested regularly.
Hope that helps! Have s nice day.
After we receive our blessing, I will trash my computer for good and take many other precautions to protect both my privacy and identity. If a future need arises where I might need a computer to obtain info I will simply engage a secretarial service to use their computer for the info I need. Privacy and identity intact.