Friday, January 9, 2009

How to secure your internet banking transactions?

A few days ago, BPI Magazine, the official newsletter of BPI Express Online, sent me an email about how to secure your internet banking transactions. As you may want to know, I am subscribed to their online newsletter to inform me on the latest happenings on their website and whatever perks and freebies awaits me. In this way, I am aware on everything about the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI). Below is the email that was sent to me and it is worthy of information dissemination. But before that, a little information on internet banking tansactions.

Internet banking transactions is the easiest and fastest ways to pay bills without leaving your home. All you have to do is log-on to a website, click a button to pay your bill/s, and your done! You don't even have to worry about traffic and long queues when paying! It is really a convenient way to pay without the hassle.

Here are a few tips to ensure the security of your internet banking transactions:

1. Do not click on web links embedded in emails or pop-ups in unfamiliar web sites. These may lead to malicious web sites designed to trick you into revealing personal and financial information.

2. Be skeptical of unsolicited e-mails, especially those that concern personal / account information. Delete suspicious emails or email attachments without opening them, even if they seem to have originated from someone you know.

3. Install the latest patches on your operating system, web browser, and anti-virus programs to safeguard your computer from attacks. Securely manage your password by:
• Using a password that is easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess.
• Keeping your password confidential at all times by not writing it down or divulging to anyone.
• Disabling the "save and remember the password" browser feature.
• Changing of your password if you think it has been compromised.

By following all the steps above, you can be assured of the safeguarding of your personal banking accounts and other personal information. Different banks all over the world always remind their clients to beware of phishing activities. Getting personal information and password is a kind of phishing activity.

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  1. yay! thanks for the tips yatot! yeah.. ako din naka subscribe sa BPI! para masaya :D hehe

  2. @jehz: hahhaha... tama! kapag meron kang BPI account dapat naka-subscribe ka din sa newsletter nila! hehehe :P

  3. Thanks for the helpful advice... Two years from now siguro, kung may panggastos na ako online. Matandaan ko pa kaya mga tips na ito? Hehehe.
    For what it's worth, I have a little award for you in my blog.

  4. @jan: hehehhe... just it two years from now and im sure lalabas ako sa google search engine! aaaww! miski papaano... and oh, thanks for the link-love! hehehhe :D


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