How to Protect Yourself Online

When it comes to banking and shopping online, it’s important to know how to keep your devices secure — computers, laptops, phones, tablets — and how to protect your personal and financial information. To help you have a safe and secure experience, we’ve put together best practice information in the following areas:

  • Security Updates – When visiting websites, there are some basic steps you can take to protect yourself against traps and pitfalls set by cybercriminals. Make sure your computer has all the most recent security updates and that you are using a current version of your browser.     
  • Keeping Your Information Safe – Using complex passwords for your important accounts and always remembering to keep them secure are two ways you can protect your information. Also, be sure to monitor your bank accounts frequently and report any unauthorized or irregular activity, as soon as possible.
  • Protecting Your Mobile Devices – Smartphones and tablets keep us more connected to the internet than ever before. Take steps to secure your devices, protect your data, and only download applications from a reputable source. Don't forget to keep your phone or tablet secure with a strong password.
  • Virus & Malware Protection – Using the latest anti-virus, spyware, and malware protection provides an added layer of defense when used in addition to normal firewalls, automatic software updates, and wireless network security measures.

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