Even though we are making use of technology to keep your account information safe as it passes over the Internet, you still play an important role. The primary information you should protect is your account number, PIN, and/or the password you use to access online banking.
  • Memorize your password. Do not write it down.
  • Change your passwords often.
  • Log off when you are done. Do not leave your computer logged on and unattended.
  • When selecting a password, do not use something that is easily associated with you, such as your address, birth date, kid’s names, etc.
  • Your password should contain characters and numbers. Please be aware that hackers create programs that attempt to run through a series of passwords in hopes of gaining access to systems.
Use good judgment regarding the protection of your sensitive information and you will avoid the majority of security problems.