Security Tips

Whether it is bill payments or funds transfer internet banking allows you to do it in a fast and convenient way. However, this facility needs to be used very carefully due to the risk of phishing/fraudulent means of attaining your confidential banking information.

  • Change your password regularly
  • Do not use Public Computers to login, Avoid accessing Internet banking accounts from cyber cafes or shared PCs.
  • Do not share your details with anyone
  • Keep checking your savings account regularly
  • Always use licenced anti-virus software, Scan your computer regularly with Antivirus to ensure that the system is Virus/Trojan free.
  • Disconnect the internet connection when not in use
  • Access your bank website only by typing the URL in the address bar of your browser. Do not click on any links in any e-mail message to access the site.
  • Be aware of downloading any malicious application from mobile application stores
  • Do not be lured if you receive an e-mail/SMS/phone call promising reward for providing your personal information or for updating your account details in the bank site.
  • Use Newer version of Operating System with latest security patches.
  • Firewall must be enabled. Install a personal firewall to help prevent hackers from gaining unauthorised access to your home computer, especially if you connect to the Internet through a cable or a DSL modem (Broadband).
  • Change your Internet Banking password at periodical intervals.
  • Always check the last log-in date and time in the post login page.
  • Your password should be complex and difficult for others to guess. Use letters, numbers and special characters [such as !,@, #,$, %, ^, &,* (, )] in your passwords.
  • For additional security to financial transactions through Internet Banking, create and maintain different passwords for log-in and for transactions.
  • Always log out when you exit the online banking portal. Close the browser to ensure that your secure session is terminated. Never exit simply by closing the browser.
  • Don't leave the PC unattended after keying in information while transacting on the web site.
  • Don't fill out forms in e-mail messages that ask for personal financial information, like account or credit card numbers.
  • Don't select the option on browser that stores or retains user name and password (ie Auto Complete).
  • If you have several bank accounts, avoid using the same online banking password for all.
Safe banking to you all!

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