Internet Security

01 Jan 2018

  1. Verify you are providing sensitive information for online banking activities only to websites using encryption, so your information is protected as it travels across the Internet. (Https – the ’s’ is for secure, rather than just http).
  2. Avoid using public computers and public Wi-Fi for online banking activities.When retrieving banking information (account history, statements, etc.) on public computers consider that the information may be stored within the computer’s memory or cache.
  3. Log out of the online banking application when you finish. Just closing the browser window may not be enough.
  4. Be vigilant when the website identity button (a padlock) displays warnings or errors. The confidentiality and the integrity of the information provided, is not guaranteed.
  5. Watch for any pop-up windows asking for your credentials, warning you of a virus or that your virus protection has expired.
  6. Be ungenerous when exposing personal data to social media. These may be used to guess or reset your password for online banking.
  7. Access bank’s portals through the official web sites (www.bankofcyprus.com.cy, www.1bank.com) to avoid fraudulent links that may steal your credentials.
  8. Setup a password for your home Wi-Fi, to prevent unauthorised users accessing it. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to properly secure your wifi.
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