According to The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center/United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (NCCIC/US-CERT) following these tips in creating strong passwords will help prevent you from being the victim of a data hack.
This highly effective safety precaution measure requires you to input a PIN that gets sent to you via an email, SMS or app. The only way to access the account is to have both pieces of the puzzle to unlock the code.
Diversify your passwords by using a different password for every account. While it may be difficult to remember multiple passwords, you should never sacrifice security for convenience.
Avoid using the most obvious choices like your children’s names, notable dates, anniversaries or pet names. Choose passwords that would be difficult to trace back to someone or something that is important to you.
Choose random numbers and words that can be easily remembered. This must be done randomly and without a pattern to maintain the highest level of security possible.
Sophisticated hackers have programs that search through tens of thousands of dictionary words. To maintain the highest level of security possible instead opt for random words and phrases.
There are ways to protect your passwords and keep them secure. Determine which type of measures work best for you and use them effectively so that your information remains protected from hackers.
These tips are provided by Brentwood Bank and are for educational purposes only. Brentwood Bank makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or specific suitability of any information presented. Information provided should not be relied on or interpreted as accounting, financial planning, investment, legal, or tax advice. Brentwood Bank recommends you consult a professional for any specific guidance you are seeking.
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Phishing, pronounced "fishing" is a technique used to steal personal information by directing online consumers to fraudulent websites that look nearly identical to the actual sites.
The sophistication of phishing scams continues to increase so it is important to stay vigilant, especially when it comes to your personal finances.
We've all seen them. Some of us have experienced them. We're talking about scams, where a scammer tries to fool you into giving access to your money.
Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your knowledge or permission. This crime continues to impact and harm the good name and credit of thousands of people each year.
We take many measures to ensure that your online banking experience is secure.
Brentwood Bank was recently recognized with a 2018 Community Banking Hometown Champions Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Banks (PACB). The bank was recognized on March 26 at the PACB's regional meeting in a ceremony celebrating banks that demonstrated the best community service qualities in the state.
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