Safe Online Banking

Tips for Your PC

  • Install spam filter and anti-virus software on your PC.
  • Ensure your PC is protected with a personal firewall.
  • Scan your PC regularly to detect and remove spyware.
  • Update your operating system and web browser software regularly.
  • Look to ensure “https://” appears in the web site address and that the security padlock icon appears on web sites that request personal information.

How to Choose Secure Passwords

  • Don’t use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily accessed or guessed.
  • Don’t use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language.
  • Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords and use both lowercase and capital letters as well as numbers and symbols.
  • Use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters, and use different passwords on different systems