Published on:

3 May 2012


Rachael Adams

Protect yourself when banking online

Online banking is very convenient to manage and track finances; however a weak security system can allow cyber-thieves and hackers to steal your hard earned money.

Here are some tips to stay safe and alert

  • Avoid browsing non business websites on the finance computer
  • Ensure you log on to internet banking the correct way (via your banks website) and not via a link in an email
  • Make sure the url in your web browser is correct (i.e
  • Do not leave your computers connected when not in use or while away from it
  • Be wary of your surroundings and ensure no one is observing you (especially in public places)
  • Educate the finance person about threats and dangerous activities
  • Maintain the latest anti-virus and anti-malware software and firewalls
  • Monitor for irregularities and missing funds
  • Keep passwords, PINs and other security information secret
  • Avoid SCAMS. The bank will NEVER ask you to provide your pin over the phone or via an email
  • Keep your computer browser and Windows/Mac up to date
  • Report anything suspicious immediately