Important Security Information
Are you banking online safely? Knowing how to protect yourself when banking online ensures that your accounts, data and identity are kept safe from the wrong hands. Here are some key things you can do to ensure that your accounts and information remain in your hands and no one else's.
always ensure that you access your online banking account directly via the Standard Chartered website, and not through suspicious hyperlinks that don't come from Standard Chartered.
protect all your data and accounts with strong passwords that have at least eight or more characters consisting of alphabets and numbers and change them regularly.
make sure that you always log out of your account and close your browser window once you have finished using online banking.
keep all your operating systems, browsers, apps, and virus & malware software up to date.
perform any banking transactions over unsecured wireless networks or public computers.
respond to any unsolicited communication requesting your personal financial information.
Secure your devices
Viruses are harmful and give criminals access to your computer or mobile device.
Install anti-virus software and regularly update its virus definitions.
Outdated software have weaknesses that can be misused. It is important to keep your computer updated with the latest software.
Old browsers might not be equipped to protect your devices from the latest security threats. Update your browsers to make it harder for viruses to infect them.
Your devices are most vulnerable when they are not password protected. Set strong passwords and security PINs for your PCs, tablets, and mobile phones.
Wireless networks have weak security settings to help users connect to them easily.
Review and enhance your wireless network security settings.
Secure your information
Phishing scams use false emails and websites to get login information. If you receive an email that includes a link to a website,ensure that the website is legitimate before visiting the site.
Never respond to unsolicited calls or emails from people you don’t know asking for your personal(including banking) information.
Hackers can easily crack a weak password. Create smart and strong passwords by incorporating capital letters, numbers, and special characters.
Your social network profile can be a security as well as privacy risk. Restrict your profile to friends and family, and be careful about sharing personal information over social networks.
Email accounts can be compromised to reveal sensitive information. Ensure your email accounts are protected by strong passwords and changes regularly.
Always ensure your online banking, social networking and email account passwords are different and unique.
Criminals can also use paper documents to steal personal information. Make sure that yours are secure or switch to eStatements.