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Created on 12.11.2018 | Updated on 16.07.2019

E-banking – a secure solution

All customers expect to be able to use e-banking securely when they’re on the move. PostFinance applies measures, such as secure login procedures and the encryption and monitoring of data, to make certain this requirement is met. This ensures that the data transmitted cannot be viewed or changed by third parties when using online banking. But you as a user can also help protect your data online.

However, many of the preventative security measures undertaken by providers only extend to the user’s  computer or smartphone. If someone gains access to your device or your personal login details, however, our systems can only give you a limited degree of protection. After all, it is very hard for the bank to tell whether it really is you logging in with your login details. You can easily protect your computers, tablets and smartphones to ensure maximum security when using e-banking. These tips will not only help ensure e-banking is securer for you, they are also very important in general when you’re using the Internet on your mobile or PC when on the move.

The five rules of online security

1. Storage

Save your data regularly to a cloud or on an external storage device.

2. Monitoring

Install security software. The most common operating systems contain a firewall which monitors inward and outward traffic.

3. Prevention

Set up your operating system, programs and apps so that they are regularly updated automatically.

4. Remain vigilant

Adopt a cautious approach on the Internet. Think carefully about who you disclose personal information to and where. If you are requested to provide user details or to open files in an e-mail, do not respond and delete the e-mail. Check the connection is secure each time you access e-finance. Vigilance in online banking is also about keeping an eye on all your account activity. If you use the PostFinance Mobile App, you can set up notifications that inform you right away of any activity in your account. 

5. Protect your online data with a strong password

Setting up a strong password provides additional security for your computer or smartphone. When creating a new password, consider its length and complexity. Combine numbers, letters and special characters. Also find out about password managers. These programs help you to securely store your passwords in encrypted format.

Surf with peace of mind

Every computer requires security software, whether it’s a Mac or PC. This not only provides protection against viruses but also other threats, such as spying and data theft. Of the various products on the market, PostFinance recommends Norton Security. Norton provides maximum security for all devices and operating systems. PostFinance customers can purchase this solution at a discounted price in e-finance, in the PostFinance App and at the Postomat.

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