- Remember to change your passwords every so often.
- When choosing a password, include numbers and letters if possible and always try to stay away from common names or phrases. Do not use the same password for several different accounts.
Keeping your financial information confidential is extremely important. Take advantage of the following tips to help keep all of your information secure.
Ensure that the computer systems you use for online banking are secure. Here are BTH Bank's recommendations on steps you can take to secure your systems and avoid online threats.
The following are BTH Bank's recommendations for securing computer systems used for online banking:
These simple steps can help protect you against fraudulent activity and identity theft. Follow these best practices for greater protection of your identity and other sensitive information.
You should be aware of several simple security tips listed below:
Identity theft is a serious concern. Here are a few things to remember in order to help you protect your identity and your accounts:
It is also important to protect your computer at home. Here are a few best practices to follow:
A firewall is a system that is designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. You can implement firewalls in hardware, software, or both. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks that are connected to the Internet.
Free software is available on the Internet, but may contain hidden programs called Trojans or Trojan horses. Trojans are malicious software programs that are hidden behind other, more desirable software. Trojans that specifically watch your computer activity are called spyware. Ranging from bothersome - popping up ads as you surf the Internet - to more malicious activities such as sending sensitive information to a hacker, spyware can threaten the security of your information. Know and trust a company offering software, and read the user agreement before you agree to download. If offer seems too good to be true, then there's probably more to it than meets the eye. You can also unintentionally download spyware on your computer by surfing the Web. This type of software automatically installs itself, often without your knowledge or permission. Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer assistance in finding and removing spyware. Your anti-virus vendor may also offer software options to prevent spyware from being installed or from running on your computer.
Additional information about preventing financial fraud can be found at the links below.