Secret to maintain the banking passwords safe in simple steps
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When you receive the PIN And Password from you bank you need to follow the following steps
Destroy the PIN mailer after memorising the PIN and/ or change the PIN after the first usage.
Never keep your PIN and ATM card /debit card /credit card together.
For online banking password Safety
When you receive the password you would need to change you password immediately and the new password should be complex and difficult for others to guess. Use letters, numbers and special characters [such as !,@, #,$, %, ^, &,* (, )] in your passwords.
Don’t use passwords that are obvious, like your name/nickname, names of your family members, your address, phone number, or any other information that a thief might find in your purse or wallet.
Do not use the same password as the one which you use to log in to your computer or access your e-mail.
Change your Internet Banking password (both, log-in password and transaction password) after your first log-in, and thereafter regularly (at least once a month).
Create and maintain different passwords for log-ins and transactions. This provides additional security for financial transactions through Internet Banking.
If you have more than one Internet Banking user ID, use a different password for each of them.
If you access any website from a cyber-cafe, any shared computer or a computer other than your own, change your passwords after such use in your own computer at your workplace or at home. It is very important to do so specially when you have entered your transaction password in such a cyber- cafe computer or shared computer.
Never share your passwords with others, including family members. Do not disclose your Internet Banking password to anybody, not even to an Bank employee.