Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tips to be safe on Internet and to protect your Internet banking

Tips to be safe on Internet ! 

  •     Never access your bank account at a cyber cafe or on a shared computer since it is not known how you are monitored or if any spy software is installed on the machines
  •     Be wary of emails that ask you to update your bank account info. They could be an attempt at phishing
  •     Do not click on any link in an email even if it appears to be from your bank. Instead, memorise the URL and type it manually in the address bar before making transactions. Phishing and pharming scammers create websites that look authentic
  •     Always update your operating system for security patches. Also, use a reputed anti-virus and update it often
  •     Pick an e-banking password that is sufficiently long and includes upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters
  •     Check SSL (Secure Socket Layer)/https security on login page of bank websites. The ‘s’ after the ‘http’ denotes that the website is secure. Most browsers mark a secure site by displaying a padlock icon somewhere on the frame of the browser window
  •     Immediately notify your bank of unauthorised use of your credit or debit card in an online transaction

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