Home > Security-Center > Protect-Your-Computer

Protect Your Computer


By using these tips you can help protect your identity while on your computer.

Keep your Internet browser up-to-date
Not all web browsers read website codes the same way, and if you are experiencing problems; first check to make sure you are using the most current version of your preferred web browser. Popular web browsers include: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. A good web browser can be made up of these factors: speed, simplicity and security. You want to have a web browser that will be able to load webpages quickly, no matter what the content is. A browser should also be simple and easy to use. And lastly browsers should be very secure, because if you don’t secure your web browser it can lead to a variety of computer problems.


Safeguarding Your Password
Do
  • Establish a password at least eight characters long.
  • Make it something you can easily remember, but difficult for someone to guess.
  • Use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Change your password periodically.
Don't
  • Give out your password to anyone, especially if prompted by an email or phone request.
  • Write it down in any accessible place.
  • Make it something that can be easily guessed – birthdays, kids’ names or pets’ names.
  • Make it your name or part of your SSN.
  • Have the same password for all accounts


Helpful Hints
  • Create an acrostic from the letters of a phrase. For example, “I have too many passwords to remember!” could be a password of “Ih2Mp2r!”. If you have to change the password with some frequency, use the password phrase and the numbers representing the month and year, “Ih2Mp2r!0612”
  • Make up a nonsense word from pronounceable syllables, for example: a. NUKARGO (new-car-go) b. BLUSKYDAY (blue-sky-day)
  • Use special characters #, $, and @ with numbers to form pronounceable passwords: A. I81#ofF@ (I ate one pound of fat.) B. $$Talks2 (Money talks, too.)


Online Banking Enrollment

Enrolling in Online Banking is simple and FREE:

  1. Enter your User ID
  2. Enter Phone Banking PIN as your Password
  3. Click on the LOG IN button

If you don't know your Phone Banking PIN, please contact us at 843.797.8300 (Charleston) or 800.845.0432 (Nationwide).