How to safeguard our personal and financial data?

Internet is a public network of nearly 50,000 networks connecting millions of computers throughout the world. When we register to become a member of this website, we need to fill in some personal information.
The information is including name, date of birth, gender, address, telephone, e-mail address, occupation and interests. “Personal Financial Information” means any record containing a customer of a financial institution, whether in paper, electronic, or another form, that is handled by behalf of the institution or its affiliates.
If online purchase, the company will record consumer information records such as names, addresses, phone numbers, bank and credit card account numbers and et-cetera. Is it security to protect consumer avoid embezzled by other people?
Here are a few approaches on how to safeguard our personal and financial data:
Do not reveal any personal information or particularly passwords to anyone. After using any of the Financial Data Center or member services, must remember to log out properly before leaving the Financial Data Center.
If share information with another user or use our services on a public computer such as in a public library, school computer lab or Internet cafe, must remember to close the browser window. That is to prevent other users from reading your personal information and mail.
Avoid using passwords that are easy for someone to guess, such as the name of your favorite pet or your date of birth. Never write this information down and never carry it in your wallet or briefcase.
Install antispyware and antivirus software. Symantec, Norton and Avg antivirus are popular software use by computer users.Its clean computer and protect personal information, financial data and etc.
Web owner can use access control mechanism which limits actions that can be performed by an authenticated person or group. It determines who can use the network resource and what resource can be used.
Keep your card close. Whether you are out shopping or eating out, watch how clerks handle your card. Then take your receipt with you and never throw it away in a public place.
Pay attention when using an ATM and keep your eyes peeled for anyone who seems a little too interested in your transactions. Use your free hand to shield the keypad when entering your PIN. Besides that, banker can add on fingerprint scanning on ATM machine.
Keep credit cards to a minimum. Only keep the ones you actually use and destroy any that you no longer use by shredding them.