At Sumner Bank, we take your security seriously. That’s why we provide secure online banking solutions that help keep you protected. There are also several steps you can take yourself to ensure that you are protected. Here we provide a few tips and resources to get you started.
Most of your important online information is protected by a username and password. If this information gets into the hands of hackers, it may be used against you. For instance, a hacker could open new credit card accounts, apply for a mortgage, or pose as you in online interactions. The best way to avoid becoming a victim of this caliber of identity theft is to create a strong password.
Here are some helpful password tips:
- Your password should be at least 8 characters long—14 or longer is ideal. (The longer the password, the harder it is to guess.)
- Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Create a password you can easily remember, but is not easily guessed by others. (For instance, you wouldn’t want to use your birthdate, phone number, or address.)
As a part of being your trusted financial resource, we want to make sure you’re protected online. Here are a few online resources to help.