General Security

Quick Tips !

1. Update your computer with latest security patches for your operating system, browser and email client
2. Protect your computer accounts with strong passwords
3. Use licensed software. Software purchased from untrustworthy sources could have virus or Trojans that could corrupt your files and reveal your confidential data"

Password Security

1. When you receive your Card PIN, change it immediately. Never use the following for your PIN:
a. Your kids’ or loved ones’ date of birth
b. 1234 or 4321, 9876 or 6789 – easy to guess
c. Digits of your mobile number
d. Your date of birth or anniversary
e. First or last 4 digits of your card number
2. Be creative and think of a password that is really different as well as difficult to guess. Mix upper and lowercase letters, and special characters like $, @, *, etc. Place punctuation or numbers randomly. Pick letters that are in different places on keyboard. Do not use sequences like ‘qwerty’.
3. Don’t use sequences of letters or numbers. E.g.: abcd1234. asdfg123 etc. Don’t use personal information like your name, date of birth, PAN number, etc. Avoid using the same password for several different accounts. Once hackers have guessed one password, they’ll often try to see if it works on other accounts.
4. Change your ATM PIN /Internet Banking Passwords at regular intervals. If you suspect that someone knows your PIN/Password, change it immediately
5. Don’t send your password or PIN to anyone via email or text message
6. Don’t say your password or PIN aloud in public where other people can hear you
7. Don’t have your browser remember your card/account password. Clear your browser cache regularly so that your browser does not store data.
8. Do not store your passwords near your computer or on your desk where others might easily find them
9. If you get an email that looks like it's from your Internet Service Provider or someone else with whom you have an account asking to confirm your password, don't respond until you've checked with the company directly

Protect your computer

1. Firewall acts as a gatekeeper. It controls the information that goes to and fro from your computer. Firewalls prevent unauthorized access to your computer. They also protect your sensitive information from being transferred to unauthorized sources
Installing a personal firewall is important.
2. Although Internet browsers have built-in security, some of the small Internet files that get downloaded to your computer whenever you are online may pose a security risk and hence AUB Security Team recommends you to:
a. Clear your browser's cache and history after each session so that your account information is removed, especially if you are using a shared computer
b. Use an Internet browser that supports 128-bit encryption at least
c. If you use Internet Explorer, configure the browser not to remember passwords (Disable AutoComplete)"

Antivirus Protection

Computer viruses can cause serious damage to your computer's performance. The following measures minimize the risk of your computer getting affected:
a. Install anti-virus software on your computer
b. Configure the anti-virus software to automatically notify you when new updates are available for download
c. Perform a complete scan of your computer at least once a week. Configure the anti-virus software to scan all in-coming and out-going emails

Anti-spyware Protection

Anti-virus software does not provide protection against spying or Trojan horse programs. In addition to having a personal firewall installed, ad/spyware scanner software is recommended to protect you against spying software. Install Anti-Spyware software on your computer. This software does a full system scan to detect any ad/spyware on a regular basis. Get this software updated regularly on your computer
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