Online Banking Best Practices for Businesses

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in Business Financial Insights, Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

The internet is awash in expert online banking advice. Brian Krebs, a well-respected security expert, has published his list of the ten best practices for safe online banking. Below we provide our thoughts on some of the more interesting points, but it would be worth your time to consider all of them. Use a dedicated system to access the bank’s site. Not your everyday computer, but a computer that only connects to the bank system. Use a...

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Free public Wi-Fi can cost you dearly

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Featured, Online Security |

What do public libraries, gyms, hospitals and coffee shops have in common? Wireless internet access that invites theft of your sensitive information. These days even the air comes at some health cost in many areas of the globe. Free wireless internet (Wi-Fi) often comes at a cost, too: it is possible to intercept or steal sensitive information such as account credentials to your online banking account. In fact, some could argue that such...

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Malware: What to do if you have it, and how to avoid it.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 in Featured, Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

How did this happen to me? A word about how to avoid malware. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, many of the crimes committed online or via the internet start with malicious software known as “malware” – software, viruses and/or other programs that record or pass along your computer activity. Sneaky web links or deceptive registration screens are the typical means of installation. Most people who have malware on their computer...

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Guide to Internet Security

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Just about everybody is on the ‘net by now, which means that just about everybody needs to monitor their internet security on a regular basis. Here are some really good online references to help you. Everything that connects the internet to you and your loved ones must be secure enough to protect you while doing its job efficiently. Adequate protection generally comes from having the right attitude about online security and performing simple...

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Four Simple Steps To Stop A Cyber Thief

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Online Security, Peoples Bank News |

Cyber crime is a growing threat to everyone’s financial health. Peoples Bank deploys a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort. Taking all the available protective steps, we will all be safer and more secure. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 877-802-1212. Create c0mplic@t3d passwords. Avoid birthdays, pet names and simple passwords like...

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