What can you do to protect your transactions?

  • Do not use public or unsecured computers.
  • Never leave your computer unattended with your personal or financial information in plain view.
  • Use only SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protected sites to conduct financial or purchase transactions. Check that the web address begins with “https” – not "http" and displays a padlock symbol to ensure these pages are encrypted for transmission SSL.
  • Do not make any bank transactions while you have multiple browsers open in your computer.
  • Create a strong password of at least 8 characters, including a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Never share your username and password. It is recommended to change your password every 3 months.
  • Avoid using automatic login mechanisms where your username and password are stored.
  • Install antivirus and spyware detection software in all your computer systems. Free software may not provide protection against the most recent threats, compared to standard industry products.
  • Regularly update all your computers with the most recent versions and patches for your antivirus and antispyware programs.
  • Make sure to regularly install security patches on your computers, especially for your operating system and key applications.
  • Install a firewall, a mechanism that limits any potential unauthorized access to your network and computers.
  • Check your configurations and select at least a medium security level for your browsers.

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