Protecting Yourself Online
DBS protects you with security controls and measures that safeguard online and mobile banking against viruses and malicious attacks that can compromise your personal information.
As a user, you also play an important role for full security of your banking transactions. Check out the following tips for protecting yourself whenever you use internet or mobile banking.
- Set your anti-virus and anti-spyware software to perform automatic updates daily.
- Set your operating system to perform automatic updates daily.
- Use a different PIN or password for web-based services such as email, online shopping or subscription services.
- Do not click on links from emails or install any programs from doubtful origins.
- Do not perform online transactions on PCs that you suspect are compromised.
- Remove file and printer sharing when your PC is connected to the Internet.
- Regularly backup critical data and encrypt these data with minimal 128-bit encryption.
- Delete junk or chain emails.
- Take extra care in guarding your mobile device. It’s more prone to getting misplaced than your computer.
- If the function is available, turn on the password function in your mobile device and make sure that you use a strong one. This function protects your mobile device so that no one else can use it.
- Most mobile devices or smart phones have an “Erase Data” function. If your mobile device has this, always turn it on. This function erases all your data after several invalid password attempts, so your data will not be compromised if your mobile device is lost.