Phishing Attacks and how to avoid them


Phishing is a form of cyber attack in which scammers/attackers make Internet users divulge with sensitive information about their bank accounts and personal details. E-mail can be used to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting users. The information may be passwords for websites, credit card information, and online financial information such as bank account numbers. The attackers are able to target Internet users due to some inherent weakness in web browsers and other technical aspects of the Internet. All the internet users are requested to adopt/practice the following guidelines to avoid such attacks, as prevention is always better than cure.


General Security Advices


       Your user name and password are highly confidential. Do not part with them. Indian Bank will never ask for this information other than the log on page.

       Upgrade the Operating System (OS) of the computer system promptly as newer/upgraded versions would help make your system more secure.

       Install Antivirus software on your computer systems and update them continuously as this will reduce the risk of virus attacks

       Installation of personal firewall would provide added level of security

       Any potential risk caused through pop up windows may be eliminated by removing spyware or adware installed on your system by using spyware/adware removing tools.

       Downloads from unknown/unfamiliar sources may contain programs or viruses that may compromise your system security.

       Disconnect your internet connection when not in use. This would avoid unnecessary access to the information on your systems and help protect yourself even if you have a personal firewall installed in your system.

       Please logout completely after using the online application, i.e., by clicking the logout button and closing the browser windows.

       Enabling screen saver password would provide additional protection.