Staying Safe Online
In today’s digital age, it is crucial to protect yourself from fraud and scams while conducting financial transactions online.
Enhancing Your Online Security
At BIBD, we believe that a secure online banking experience begins with empowering our customers with essential safety tips and best practices. By following these recommendations, you can enhance your online safety and protect yourself from potential threats.
Explore the following tips to ensure your peace of mind when conducting financial transactions online:
Your First Line of Defence
Create strong and unique passwords for your online banking accounts.
Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.
Avoid using easily guessable information such as your name, birthdate or common words.
Consider using a password manager to securely store and manage your passwords.
Guard Your Data
Connect to secure and encrypted Wi-Fi networks when accessing your online banking accounts.
Avoid using public or unsecured Wi-Fi networks, which can leave your data vulnerable to interception.
Ensure your home network is password-protected and regularly update your router’s firmware.
Stay Ahead of Threats
Regularly update your operating system, web browers and antivirus software to benefit from the latest security patches.
Enable automatic updates whenever possible to stay protected against emerging online threats.
Think Before You Click
Exercise caution when opening emails or clicking on links, especially if they are from unknown senders.
Be wary of suspicious attachments and avoid downloading files from untrusted sources.
Double the Security
Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for your online accounts.
2FA provides an extra layer of security by requiring a unique verification code in addition to your password when logging in.
Utilise methods such as SMS verification, authenticator apps or biometric authentication for added protection.
Secure Browsing Habits
Surf with Confidence
Look for the padlock icon and “https” in the website address bar to ensure a secure connection.
Avoid clicking on pop-up ads or visiting suspicious websites that may contain malicious software.
Be cautious when sharing personal or financial information online and ensure you’re on a trusted and legitimate website.