We take protecting your security seriously at Savers Bank
Protection of your information
Here are key ways that Savers Bank helps to safeguard your information when you bank online:
- 256-Bit SSL Encryption — When you access your accounts and perform transactions on Savers Bank Online, your information is protected by 256-bit SSL Encryption.
- Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate
- Date/Time Stamp — Every time you sign on to Savers Bank Online, we display the date and time of your last visit. If you didn't sign on then, you'll know if there has been unauthorized account access.
- Session Timeouts — If you're signed on and not using Savers Bank Online for several minutes, your session will time out. To resume your banking activity, you'll need to re-enter your user ID and password.
How to add security when using Online Banking
- Change your password — Remember to change your password every 30-60 days.
- Show/Hide Account Numbers — To make sure that your account numbers remain private, you can mask all but the last four characters of your account on Savers Bank Online.
- Nickname Accounts — Nicknaming an account makes it easier to identify online and adds another layer of security.
Tips for safe computer use
- Use a personal firewall — Many Internet service providers offer this feature. A personal fire wall protects your home computer against unauthorized access.
- Beware of malware infection with drive by download — Drive-by downloads may happen when visiting a malicious or vulnerable website, viewing an e-mail message or by clicking on a deceptive pop-up window. Malware is malicious software installed on your computer which has a harmful intent that can, for example, capture your login passwords and other personal data. Examples of malware include software such as spyware, adware, viruses, etc. The best way to protect yourself from malware is to exercise caution before installing programs on your computer or opening email attachments. Here are some precautions that are important to take:
- Only install applications and software from well-known companies you trust.
- Make sure your computer is cleansed from viruses/spyware and has up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware software installed
- Keep your operating system and browser up-to-date with the latest security updates and patches.
- Install anti-virus, anti-spyware and malware detection software — The best defense against computer attacks is preventative software. You will need to update the software regularly to guard against new risks, so download updates from your provider as soon as they're available. Or better yet, set the software to update automatically.
- Use a pop-up blocker — Set your browser preferences to block pop–ups—aside from being annoying, these pop-ups can contain inappropriate content or have malicious intentions.
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When conducting online banking and financial transactions, make sure to use a trusted computer. In addition, here are some guidelines for banking safely away from home:
- Only use wireless networks you trust — Networks in Internet cafés, hotels, and libraries are usually not secure and are easy to tamper with. Even if they provide you with a password, that does not guarantee a secure connection. You should avoid using any public computers for online banking.
- Avoid using a public or shared computer for personal transactions —Anyone who uses the computer after you and visits the same websites can sign on to your accounts. After you sign off, select the option to "Remove a user", if that option is available. Also, make sure to clear the Internet history and any cookies stored.
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Security Safety Tip
The safety and security of your account is of utmost importance to us. Please know we are actively monitoring your card and banking activity for suspicious activity. We recommend you monitor your account activity and make us aware of any fraudulent or suspicious activity.
For more information about cyber security, read the latest issue of the Security Awareness Newsletter. Security Awareness News December 2018