A Safety Reminder: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself Online
If you are using the same username and passwords for multiple apps and websites, you may be at risk online. Hackers understand that most people are creatures of habit, so they prey on those who use the same login credentials for various sites.
What can you do protect your online banking?
#1: Choose a unique username and password for your Alliance Bank accounts.
If you’re using the same username and password to access your online banking that you use for other apps or websites, consider changing your login credentials now.
To do this, log into your Alliance Bank online or mobile banking account and select Settings. Then, select Security Preferences. From here, you’ll be able to change your password and username (or login ID).
#2: Make sure your username is NOT easy to guess.
People who use more complex usernames have added online security. Avoid using your email address or first and last name as your login ID. Come up with something that’s easy for you to remember, but that only you would know.
#3: Change your passwords frequently.
Even if you have complicated passwords that would be hard to guess, it’s best to change them frequently. This may seem inconvenient but remember what’s at stake. It’s your personal and financial information you’re protecting.
#4: Consider using a password manager app.
In today’s world, you need a password for everything. How could anyone possibly remember them all?!?
This is where a password manager can come in handy. A password manager is an app you can download on your mobile device. It acts like a vault, allowing you to store all of your login credentials for other apps and websites. The beauty of it is that you only have to remember one username and password in order to access all of the others. If you decide to use a password manager, make sure you choose a username and password that’s unique and won’t be easy for someone else to guess.
#5: NEVER give your secure access code to anyone.
Alliance Bank will NEVER contact you asking for your secure access code, account number, credit or debit card number, Personal Identification Number (PIN), or online banking username or password.
If someone emails, calls, or sends you a text message asking for this information, hang up and contact us immediately at 1-877-903-2265.
Your safety is our priority!