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:

Secure Passwords

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.

Secure Network

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.

Software Updates

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.

Email Safety

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.

Two-Factor Authentication

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.

By incorporating these online safety tips into your digital routine, you can strengthen the security of your online experience.

At BIBD, we remain committed to providing you with a safe and protected environment for your financial transactions.

Remember, your online safety is a shared responsibility. Together, let's keep your financial well-being secure and enjoy the convenience of modern banking with confidence.