When banking on the internet follow these steps: Always access your bank's website by typing the address directly into your browser. Keep your computer up-to-date with anti-virus and firewall software and set them to update automatically. Set strong passwords and update them regularly. Do not store your password or PIN on your computer. Look for 'https://' at the beginning of the address bar and a locked padlock in the browser to indicate the web pages are secure. Always log out of the internet banking menu when you finish your banking and close the browser. Beware of any windows that 'pop up' during an internet banking session and be suspicious if they direct you to another website which requests your customer identification or password.