Whether you’re shopping, catching up with the news or connecting with friends, it’s important to take precautions to protect your security.
Shopping and banking online
Check that the website has correct spelling, grammar and consistent design
Use `two-step verification' where you need to provide another form of ID as well as your password or PIN
Secure web addresses
Look for a green padlock icon and https (rather than http) in the web address bar before making a transaction
Don't log on to online banking sites or other websites that contain your personal information if you're connected to public WiFi
Look online for feedback from other users about the service to verify that it is credible
Close your browser
Always log out of secure sites when you've finished using them, and close the browser window
Secure web browsing checklist
- Make sure your bank has your up-to-date contact details, so they can get in touch if they see suspicious activity.
- Check the privacy and security settings in your web browser - you can disable cookies (files that gather information about you when you visit a website) and clear your browsing history.
- Keep any financial information, such as physical bank statements or bills, in a secure place. Destroy them when they are no longer of use.
- If you notice any suspicious activity in your bank account,contact the bank straight away.
For more information on Cyber Security, talk to your Adviser.
This information has been prepared by Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468 (Colonial First State), and is the issuer of super, pension and investment products. This information is based on Colonial First State’s understanding of current regulatory requirements and laws as at January 2018. This document is not advice and provides information only. It does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) carefully and assess whether the information is appropriate for you and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. A PDS for Colonial First State’s products are available at colonialfirststate.com.au or by calling us on 13 13 36.