Online Banking Security Tips
Because many of our clients rely on the Internet for banking and financial transactions, security is a top priority for The First National Bank of Hooker. Using advanced online security measures, such as encryption, firewalls and virus protection, The First National Bank of Hooker protects your account information with a virtual fortress.
Still, it’s important to make sure that your Internet connection is secure, and that the keys to your account—such as your passwords and personal identification numbers—don’t fall into the wrong hands.
- Never click on suspicious links in emails, tweets, posts, or online advertising
- Protect your computer with anti-virus software and firewalls and update them regularly
- Avoid obvious passwords or PINs, such as your zip code or year of birth
- Change your password on a regular basis
- Always “sign out” or “log off” online banking when your transactions are complete
- Avoid using public computers or public wireless access points for online banking
- Verify that the web address you are using begins with https:// (the “s” is for secure), this means your information is protected by encryption. You can also look for “the lock”. A padlock icon may be displayed on your browser address bar, and should be locked, indicating the website you are on is protected by encryption.
Follow the link below for more information from the Federal Trade Commission about online security