These days, everyone is on the go and it’s not uncommon to access Wi-Fi at coffee shops, hotels, restaurants or airports. Using wireless networks to access information is convenient, but not risk-free. Be smart when you surf. Protect yourself from threats by:
- Not using a shared computer to access your digital banking. We strongly recommend not using shared or public devices to access digital banking.
- Managing your digital banking only from secure networks. We recommend that you don’t use unsecured public networks for anything sensitive. You can shut your WiFi off, complete your digital banking using your smartphone’s secure data, then when you’re done log out, and turn your WiFi back on.
- Connecting only to password-protected networks. If there are several networks available, ask employees of the organization which network they operate.
- Never leaving your computer or device unattended, especially if you are logged into your digital banking.
- Using different passwords and security questions. If someone obtains your login credentials for one site, such as a social networking site, you don’t want them to be able to access your other ones.
- Ensuring you log out before you close your browsers.