This list provides some quick tips and tricks to help you prevent security issues before they start.
Links in emails can lead to sites or files with malware, viruses, or other malicious content.
Regular updates and anti-virus software can prevent known bugs and viruses from infecting your computer.
These software programs can install viruses that open up your computer to access by unknown parties.
Passwords that can’t be guessed easily make it hard for your information and accounts to be hacked. Longer passwords with a mix of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols make guessing a password difficult.
Giving this information away can be dangerous and lead to an account takeover.
Make sure to review your transaction history on a regular basis to protect yourself from fraudulent activity. Our Online Banking portal gives you access to monitor your accounts 24/7. Learn more about online banking.
Look for ‘https’ before the website address on retail websites. The ‘S’ stands for secure, and will tell you that you are safe to enter your information.
On a shared computer, this will help prevent your information from being used in a subsequent transaction.
Storing unnecessary sensitive data can leave you more exposed in the event of a cyber attack. If you must keep copies of files with sensitive information, back up your files and store the backup in a secure location.
One of the easiest ways to gain access to private information is to take it from a computer that has been left unlocked. Protect yourself by shutting down, locking, or putting your computer to sleep when you need to leave.