Online Banking

Cybersecurity Tips

 

Wipe your old device clean before donating, selling or trading it in. Learn  3 easy ways to wipe an iPhone here:


Sign up for email alerts on your accounts. Visit AnchorLink.com to learn more or talk to your banker. 


Mail bills from public boxes not your own, or-- better yet-- use electronic bill pay. Sign up for Bill Pay.


A secure site uses the prefix ”https:” and browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox use a lock symbol to confirm the security of the site. Learn how to verify a safe web connection here.  


Be aware of common phishing lures. Learn more about the top 10 phishing lures of 2015 here. 


Use a passphrase as a password for better security. Learn more tips for creating a strong password or passphrase. 


Avoid shoulder surfers by being aware of your surroundings when using public computers or mobile devices.


Sign up for online financial statements to avoid tampered mail. Talk to your banker, or click here.


Monitor your credit report for unauthorized accounts or suspicious activity.


When using public WiFi, always assume it is not secure and use it accordingly – avoid conducting financial transactions.


You are your greatest cybersecurity protection! Don’t forget, never share passwords with anyone. Ever.


Learn how to turn on Windows anti-virus firewalls to avoid malicious traffic communication.


Bugs and vulnerabilities are always being discovered in operating systems and applications. By keeping current with the latest app releases and updates ensures your software is running as efficiently and safely as possible.


Check out these tips and more from the FBI’s #PSA to guard against email hacks and spoofing and find out what to do if you’re a victim.

1. Don’t open emails or attachments from unknown individuals.
2. Be cautious of clicking links within emails from unknown individuals.
3. Be aware of small changes in email addresses that mimic legitimate e-mail addresses.


Email hacks and subsequent spoofing are a trend that we’ve seen mentioned throughout the last several months. Check out these tips and more from the FBI’s #PSA to protect yourself and find out what to do if you’re a victim.

1. Don’t open emails or attachments from unknown individuals.
2. Be cautious of clicking links within emails from unknown individuals.
3. Be aware of small changes in email addresses that mimic legitimate e-mail addresses.


Email hacks and subsequent spoofing are a trend that we’ve seen mentioned throughout the last several months, and it did in fact occur with one of our customers.  

Check out these tips and more from the FBI’s PSA to guard against email account compromise (EAC) and how to advise your clients.

1. Know your customer. Be aware of your client’s typical wire transfer activity and question any variations.
2. Be aware of small changes in e-mail addresses that mimic legitimate e-mail addresses
3. Advise clients to file a complaint at www.IC3.gov, regardless of dollar loss.


Don’t give personal or financial info in emails or by phone.


Remember, passwords should be long (at least 8 characters) and strong (uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols). 


Lock your mobile device using a passcode or fingerprint to protect private messages, contact information and mobile banking data.


 

Shred outdated sensitive papers containing personal information, including financial statements, pay-stubs, medical records, bills etc. Keep following Anchor Bank and look for our annual shred events this spring!


Avoid social engineering by limiting public information on social media. Lock down your privacy settings and avoid posting information that could be used on security questions. Visit the Facebook help center to learn more about using privacy settings.


Avoid clicking on pop-up messages on your computer or mobile device from sources you don’t recognize.


Avoid opening links or attachments in email or texts from an unknown source. When in doubt, delete!


For each unique account, create a unique password.