Please follow the following Points while using Online Banking System :
Avoid using Internet Banking on shared computers at public places like Cyber Cafés and Libraries. If you have to login from such places, make sure you clear the cache and browsing history, and delete all the temporary files from the computer. Also, never allow the browser to remember your ID and password.
If, at any time, you need to access Internet Banking from a public place, be sure to change your credentials immediately after you can access it from a safe location like your personal computer, laptop or other devices.
Try using the on-screen-keyboard during public access to avoid the threat of key-loggers. However, always be wary of shoulder surfing by an on-looker who can see what you are typing for your credentials.
Always remember to Log out on Internet Banking and close your browser when you have finished your online banking.
Disable the ‘Auto Complete’ function within your browser.
Your Account Information safety:
Change your password at regular intervals and keep your internet banking password confidential.
Always use a combination of alphabets (both UPPERCASE and lowercase), numbers and symbolsto create a strong password. DO NOT use same passwords across different accounts.
DO NOT note down your passwords in written form to ensure its confidentiality. Your memory is the only place it should be stored.
Secure your system:
Install antivirus and firewall and ensure that your system anti-virus is updated regularly. Update OS security patches regularly. Never share your mobile computing devices with anyone.
Never respond to emails that request for your personal information
Construct a Strong password:
When you create your password, make it at least 8 characters long. Include at least one capital letter, one numerals (0-9) and one special character (like @, #, $, etc). This makes the password difficult to crack. DO NOT use a phrase, word, etc. that anybody close to you or around you can predict, guess or take a hint of.
Unique account, unique password:
Follow the rule of separate passwords for every online account helps to thwart cybercriminals.
Check the banking website you are visiting is secure:
It is always safe to type your bank URL in the address bar of the browser, rather than clicking on links given in an email. There are instances of fraudsters sending emails with fraudulent website links that are designed exactly like the bank’s original website.So, before submitting your bank details or other sensitive information, there are a couple of checks you can do to help ensure the site uses encryption to protect your personal data:
If the address bar is visible, the URL should start with “https://ibanking.shangrilabank.com/” (‘https’ for secured). Note the “S” after the “HTTP” at the beginning.
Always use licensed anti-virus software:
To protect your computer from new viruses, ensure that you always use licensed anti-virus software. Pirated anti-virus software’s fail to protect your computer from new viruses prevalent in the online world. Make sure that you keep your anti-virus updated, so that computing systems is capable of protecting confidential information.
What is phishing?
Phishing is a technique employed by hackers to illegally procure personal information like account numbers, Internet banking user ids and passwords, etc.
The most frequently used method is to send a spam email to a large database of email IDs say, all GmailIDs or all yahoo IDs. The spam email is designed in such a way as to look exactly like an email sent by the targeted company / bank.
The email simply asks the recipient to click on a link and enter their user id and password. Different techniques are used to lure the recipient to click on the link: validation of account information, threat of account suspension, etc.