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Security Center

Security Tips

At St. Johns Bank we understand the importance of securing your financial records both in the branch and through Online Banking. In order to preserve your personal information you must take an active role. We have comprised a list of security tips to help get you started.
  • Create a unique password. Stay away from using birthdates, children's names, and other easily obtained information.
  • Keep your password a secret. Your password is designed to protect your personal information, it will only work if you keep it to yourself.
  • Change your ID and password on a regular basis. We recommend changing your password every 90 days.
  • Always log out. When your online banking is complete log out of NetConnect before closing the browser.
  • Do not use autofill. Certain websites will automatically fill in your ID and password. Always uncheck this box.
Password Security Considerations
For security reasons, passwords are used online to access everything from social media to online banking to your smart phone. Listed below are some suggested strategies to limit the vulnerability of your personal information:
  • Choose passwords that are case sensitive and that use both letters and numbers
  • Avoid using personal information, words or phrases that can be linked back to you
  • Avoid using sequential numbers and repeating characters
  • Keep your passwords safe and never send them to anyone via email
  • Try to avoid writing your password down but if you must, avoid keeping it near your computer.
  • Install and periodically update anti-spyware, anti-virus, and firewall protection on your home computer. This will help safeguard your personal and account information when conducting online banking sessions on your home computer.
  • Avoid downloading software, screen savers, and pictures from unknown or non-trusted websites.
  • Do not open email attachments from unknown sources or that appear generic in nature. They may contain viruses or spyware.
Back up your files. In case your computer crashes, is stolen, or you have multiple users, save your important files on your hard drive as well as your choice of backup media.

Click the links below to find out more about computer security and what you can do to protect your personal information.