Computer and Email Tips

 

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Online Security Tips

  • Use a current web browser.
  • Avoid downloading programs from unknown sources.
  • Do not use your Social Security number as a username or password. Change your usernames and passwords regularly and use combinations of letters and numbers.

If your current Century Bank of Georgia username or password is your Social Security number, change it following these directions:

  • Sign in to an Online Banking session
  • Click on the Options tab
  • Under Modify Login Information you can change your NetTeller ID and password.

Protect your online passwords. Don’t write them down or share them with anyone.

  • Protect your answers to security questions. Select questions and provide answers that are easy for you to remember, but hard for anyone else to guess. Do not write down your security questions or answers or share them with anyone. If you have selected security questions on other websites, avoid using the same questions to protect your Century Bank of Georgia online account. Please note that we will never ask you to provide answers to your security questions via email.
  • Use secure websites for transactions and shopping. Shop with merchants you know and trust. Make sure internet purchases are secured with encryption to protect your account information. Look for “secure transaction” symbols like a lock symbol in the lower right-hand corner of your web browser window, or “https://…” in the address bar of the website. The “s” indicates "secured" and means the web page uses encryption.
  • Always log off from any website after making a purchase with your credit or debit card. If you cannot log off, shut down your browser to prevent unauthorized access to your account information.
  • Close your browser when you’re not using the internet.
  • Delete your temporary files and cookies regularly.

Computer Security Tips

  • Keep your computer operating system up to date to ensure the highest level of protection.
  • Install a personal firewall on your computer.
  • Install, run, and keep anti-virus software updated.
  • Turn your computer off completely when you are finished using it – don’t leave it in sleep mode.
  • Conduct online banking activities on secure computers only. Public computers (computers at internet cafes, copy centers, etc.) should be used with caution, due to shared use and possible tampering. Online banking activities and viewing or downloading documents (statements, etc.) should only be conducted on a computer you know to be safe and secure.

Email Security Tips

  • Be wary of suspicious emails. Never open attachments, click on links, or respond to emails from suspicious or unknown senders.
  • If you receive a suspicious email that you think is a phish email, do not respond or provide any information. Send the email to CustomerService@centurybanknet.com.
  • If you respond to a phish email with personal information, contact CustomerService@centurybanknet.com.