- Use Strong Password
Have strong passwords with a mix of upper cases, lower cases and symbols. Also, keep them long. Have different passwords for different sites and apps and keep changing them from time to time. A majority of passwords hacked are weak passwords.
- Change Usernames
Keep long usernames and change them from time to time. Avoid using your primary email as your username. It is a mistake to make.
- Two Step Identifier
Use two-step login. For instance, a site might need your password, passcode, OTP or thumbprint to log in. This acts as an added layer of security. This is a very secure way to safeguard your financial data.
- SMS and Email Alerts
Use banking SMS and email alerts. These will come in handy, as you will instantly know that someone has misused your card info and where and when the unauthorised purchase was made.
- Avoid Free Wifi
Avoid using public and free Wifi. It is a playground for hackers as data is decrypted and can be stolen easily. Make sure no one is watching when you are typing passwords and usernames on your devices.
- Update Your Contact Information
Make sure your contact information is current and up to date so that alerts and messages can reach you on time. This way, you will know that when your card info has been compromised or your financial data has been misused by hackers.