Online & Mobile Banking Safety

Password-protect your device and take advantage of built-in security functions such as Auto-Lock and Two-Factor authentication.

Always LOG OUT of mobile and online applications when you have completed your banking activities.

Keep your devices up-to-date by staying current on virus updates.

If your phone or tablet is lost or stolen, contact us immediately to deactivate your device from your mobile banking profile.

Use caution when connecting to public WIFI hotspots. Don’t conduct mobile banking or any financial transactions over an unsecure public WIFI network.

Don’t use a public or shared computer. Online Banking should be conducted on a computer that you know to be safe and secure. If you must use a computer other than your own, make sure to clear the browser history and cookies and always LOG OUT of your account.

Avoid clicking on emails that are suspicious looking.  Also, if the email looks suspicious do not click on any links it may contain. 

A Few “Terms”

A cookie is a small information file that a website puts on your hard drive in order to remember something about you later. Typically, a cookie keeps track of your preferences when using a site. By using cookies, an on-line store, like Amazon, can keep track of what items you have placed in your shopping cart as you surf the site. If you'd like, you can view the cookies that have been placed on your hard drive. The location of the cookies, however, generally depends on your browser. Internet Explorer stores each cookie as a separate file under a Windows subdirectory, whereas Opera stores them in a single cookies.dat file.

In Internet Explorer, you can delete cookies by clicking on "Tools," scrolling down to "Internet Options," and clicking "Delete Cookies." An Internet site will generally use one of the two following types of cookies:

Session Cookies:
Session cookies are stored on your hard drive only during the time that you are at a website. They are automatically deleted when you terminate your session. A website will use session cookies to assist with navigation by remembering what pages a user has already visited, or whether a user has logged-in to the site. Secure Florida uses session cookies.

Persistent Cookies:
Persistent cookies store on your personal preferences on your computer for an extended period of time. Most browsers will allow you to configure how long you would like to keep persistent cookies. If a malicious hacker were to gain access to your computer, they provide the ability to gather personal information about you from stored persistent cookies.

It may be a good idea to consider adjusting your privacy and security settings to block or limit cookies in your web browser. In Internet Explorer, you can get to both settings by clicking on "Tools," and selecting "Internet Options." The "Privacy" and "Security" tabs should appear at the top of the options menu.

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