How to Protect Your Computer
First Command Bank employs a variety of procedures and technologies to help ensure the security of your financial account credentials and personal information. You can also help safeguard the security of your computer by observing the following tips:
- Prevent the unauthorized use of your computer by requiring a log-in password at start-up. To create a strong password, use at least eight characters, both uppercase and lowercase letters, one or more numerals and one or more symbols.
- Change your password often. Do not share it with others, and do not record it in an easy-to-find place.
- Log off or lock your computer if you must step away from it while working, and log off, lock or shut down at the end of a work session or end of the day.
- Do not leave your laptop or notebook computer where it can be easily removed.
- Ensure that you have a firewall, system security software, anti-virus software and spyware-detection software installed on your computer — and keep it up-to-date.
- Use only software from reliable vendors. Shareware, freeware and trial-use programs may install unwanted adware or spyware on your computer.
- Be wary of e-mail from senders you don’t know. Don’t open attachments to unsolicited e-mail. When in doubt, delete the mail without opening it.