Awareness

Online Banking Safety Tips

Online banking is very convenient and easy. However, it has many dangers also. Users should be careful while doing online banking. There are many unseen problems and threats in this medium. Ensure that the bank website has two-factor authentication. The bank can send a code on the mobile phone every time you enter the website. You have to enter this code while signing in the website. Following are some online banking safety tips. Follow these tips and ensure your safety while doing online banking.
Keep Information Secret
Keep the password and bank Pin number secret. Do not share this information with anyone. Do not share it with other companies. It can be very dangerous for your privacy and security. Do not save the password in public computer. Ensure that you change the password regularly. Do not use the same password as you use for other sites. If you have shared the password with someone, change it immediately. The bank does not send email asking for password or any other info, so do not share this info with anyone.
Creating Password
Do not use common words for creating the password. Create a difficult password that is hard to guess. Combine letters and numbers while creating the password. Create an alphanumeric password. Use capital letters with the other letters in the password. Avoid creating a password that includes your name or family member’s name. Do not use date of birth and address in the password. Do not include telephone number in the password.
Personal Verification Questions
The bank website asks you to specify some personal verification questions. You should not share the answers of these questions with anybody. Never share this info in email. Do not keep the real answers of these questions. The bank will never ask you about verification answers, so avoid giving it to anyone. The verification answers should be unique. Avoid using the same answers that you use on other sites.
Locked Browser
When you visit the bank website, ensure that the browser has a lock icon. It is a sign that the site is safe and secure. If the browser does not have this lock icon, avoid entering the site and do not put personal information in it. Ensure that the antivirus on the computer is updated. Updating the antivirus is very important for preventing threats to the computer. Ensure that the settings of the antivirus are set for automatic update. Enable the firewall on the antivirus. It helps in protecting the computer from malware and Trojans.
Safety While Travelling 
If you have to do online banking while travelling, ensure that the computer is safe and trusted. When you enter the bank website, do not leave it like that unattended. After finishing the work, sign out from the website while closing the browser. Clear the browsers cache, which stores the details of web pages you visit.
Avoid Fraud Emails
Do not click on emails sent by the bank. The bank will never send emails asking for login information. If you get email from the bank asking for login details, do not open this email and respond to it. In this phishing attack, you are asked for bank details. Avoid this fraud trick.

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