01 Jan 2018
- 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).
- 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.
- Log out of the online banking application when you finish. Just closing the browser window may not be enough.
- 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.
- Watch for any pop-up windows asking for your credentials, warning you of a virus or that your virus protection has expired.
- Be ungenerous when exposing personal data to social media. These may be used to guess or reset your password for online banking.
- 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.
- Setup a password for your home Wi-Fi, to prevent unauthorised users accessing it. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to properly secure your wifi.