Safe usage of IT – Computer Security Day by SBI

Sharing is not caring

We are taught that ‘Sharing is Caring’. We have heard this very much in today’s digital world also. People/Brands often post engaging content on social media platforms and ask their audience to share. If we like some piece of content, we start sharing it on our social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even WhatsApp. Isn’t it so?

Keeping aside the digital world, we also share a lot of other things with people in our personal lives as we have been always taught by our elders that ‘Sharing is Caring’.

BUT, Sharing is NOT Caring always. Sometimes sharing becomes daring. A dare that challenges our securities. Such dares come to us via mails, SMSes and even on calls. Actually, these are fraud calls which will ask for your personal or bank account details making you fall in a trap.

Online Frauds?

 

Mails
Earlier we used to get such phishy mails that we won a thousand billion USD and attached with a Form where we are supposed to submit our personal details to claim that FAKE prize money.

SMS
We often get promotional messages where we are asked to sign up on their portal to claim huge discount or sale.

 

Phone Calls
These days, this happens on a frequent basis. One gets a call from an unknown who pretend to be some officials and ask oneself to verify the details.

But in actual, these all are tricks to steal personal information of any person which leads to an online theft later. State Bank of India here comes up with an awareness to literate everyone with some handy knowledge.

While using Debit Cards –

  • ATM PIN is not something which should be shared with others. Take utmost care of it. So, keep changing it at regular intervals and never write the PIN at any place.
  • Never keep your PIN simple like 1111, 1234, or guessable ones like your birth date.
  • At restaurants, get the card swiped in your presence. Never give your card to waiter.
  • Never get enticed by free offers and swipe/part with your Card data.
  • Do not share vital information given by you as answers for “Security Questions” like “mother’s maiden name”, “your pet’s name” kind of for resetting of passwords.
  • Always use the ON/OFF facility provided for managing Debit Card’s international usage.

While using INTERNET BANKING –

  • Always keep your User ID and Password confidential. Always keep a STRONG PASSWORD and change it periodically.
  • Use INB only over secure internet connections. Avoid using it on Public WIFI or any Free WI-FI in Coffee shops, Airports etc.
  • Keep your mobile number registered with your Bank accounts for SMS Alerts to tack all activities.
  • Never share OTP/CVV and Password with anyone. Log out properly on completion of task.
  • Never choose “Remember my password” after logging into your account not even on your own device.
  • Check your statements and transaction history regularly. And never keep more than required limits for beneficiaries for money transfer.

Security is always the priority at every stage of life. We do follow many rules to be on the safe side of road. In the same manner, while using Computers and Information Technology, SAFE USAGE OF I.T. should also be our priority and on #SBIComputerSecurityDay, State Bank of India ensures that we stay safe and enjoy all bank related activities hassle free.

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