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Computer Security Tips
 

Many companies, including The Halstead Bank, are taking advantage of the enormous potential offered by public networks such as the Internet by making more and more of their products and services available online.  The Halstead Bank uses a variety of technologies and techniques to secure its products and services.  You can also enhance security and help control risks when using your personal computer or when conducting business online.  Here are some of the steps you can take. 

 
Basic Security
  • Control physical access to your personal computer (PC); that is, do what you can to prevent unauthorized persons from using your PC. 
  • If you are using your PC and need to walk away from it for any reason, log off or lock your workstation. 
  • Select passwords that would be difficult for others to guess and change them frequently.
  • Do not give your passwords to anyone. 
  • Report suspicious activity you notice relating to your PC or use of your PC to the appropriate person and do so as quickly as possible.  If you notice suspicious activity relating to accounts at The Halstead Bank that you access online, call 316-830-2226 promptly to report that activity to The Halstead Bank. 

Virus Management

PC Software

Communication with Others

Use good judgment in communication with others, especially those you do not know.

Take Advantage of the Opportunities

The Internet is and will continue to be the source of many new opportunities.  Those who get the most out of those opportunities will be those who use them wisely.  Although the foregoing list of  guidelines is not exhaustive, it contains some key points that will help you use the Internet in a more secure manner.  Use these guidelines along with caution and good judgment. 

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