Barclays netbanking use the best of emerging technologies to provide you a safe and secure environment to protect your online transactions. ?However with the rise of the online fraudulent activities it becomes very important that you take due care while banking on the internet. Netbanking sites have also experienced a rise on the phishing activities and it is very essential that you go through the security tips mentioned below and take utmost care to protect your confidential data and ensure safe and secure banking.
- Password protection.?
It is extremely important that you keep passwords memorized and secure at all times. Never share your passwords with anyone. Make sure you are not being watched while entering your password.
- Password change.?
It is always safe to keep changing your passwords regularly, at least once a month.
- Avoid using Auto complete.?
It is advisable never to use the Auto complete features on the internet banking site.
- Use Logout option.?
Always use the Logout option to close your operations on the internet banking site.
- Use of Shared computer.?
Accessing your internet banking account from a public or shared computer puts you at a risk of exposing your internet banking details. In such cases it is advisable to change your passwords from your personal computer.
- Always logout or lock your computer.?
It is your responsibility to logout of the net banking site or lock your computer when you leave your computer.
- Mails from Unauthorized sources.?
You should never respond to any mail asking for your passwords. Please inform bank if you receive any suspicious mails asking for your banking details.
- Report suspicious activity.?
You are advised to keep track of your online activities and transactions and report suspicious activity as early as possible.
- Secured sites.?
It is always recommended to use secured sites for financial transactions. A secured site would display a Padlock icon on the browser window.
- Anti-virus software.?
It is very essential to install anti-virus software and keep the virus definition always updated. Always ensure latest patches are installed on time.
- Personal firewalls software.?
Personal firewall software prevents unauthorized access to your machine on a network. It is advisable to use this when you connect to the internet.
- Anti-spyware software.?
Be informed about the software utilities being installed on your computer. Spyware software is known to secretly monitor user operations on the browser or even collect personal data.