Performing your banking tasks online has become one of the most popular avenues for customers to use. Whether using your mobile phone, tablet or computer, online banking provides great convenience and efficiency with your time.
With that said, some customers are uneasy about doing their banking online for security reasons. It is true that when being careless with your online banking you can potentially run into trouble. Our goal with this four-part series is to provide you with a few security tips to keep in mind whenever you are online – banking or otherwise. This is the final part of our series and we close with a couple tips on computer security. The first part discusses mobile device security, part two covers online security and part three touches on passwords.
At the bottom of each of these posts we have included four links to wonderful resources about securing your online banking activities. Additionally, please follow us on Facebook, where we will include #CyberSecuritySunday tips a few times each month.
- Watch for malware. Maintain active and up-to-date anti-malware protection provided by a reputable vendor. Schedule regular scans of your computer, alongside real-time scanning, when possible. If you suspect your computer is infected with malware, discontinue using it for banking, shopping, or other activities involving sensitive information. Use a security software and/or seek professional help to find and remove the malware.
- Update your software. Update your computer software frequently to ensure you have the latest security patches. This includes your computer’s operating system, as well as other installed software (e.g., web browsers, Adobe programs, Microsoft Office, etc.). Automate software updates, when possible, to ensure it is not overlooked.