Keep safe! Don’t be a victim! Keeping safe online has become a big issue of importance for our members. Cyber security risks have increased and hacking technologies have improved. Information shared via email can be a valuable find for hackers who manage to gain access to your email password. For example, if someone gained access to your email account, they could monitor your private communications over time or attempt to use your banking info to siphon off small amounts of money every so often. A regular password change would stop these criminal activities – whether or not you were aware of the breach. This is especially true if you use the same password for multiple accounts. Once they have one password, if you reuse this password they can gain access to all your online accounts.
- At the Energy CU, members can send us secure encrypted emails if they put the following in the subject line secure: this will encrypt data you are sending to us, and help keep your info safe.
- Help keep your personal banking data safe by monitoring your account very closely. You can choose to set up email alerts to be notified by email of any account activity. But if a scammer already has access to your emails, you are too late! Act now!
- Use of a password manager has made remembering different passwords easy and secure. Check our your respective app store for options. Make your passwords strong. If passwords are easy for you to remember, they could be easy to hack!
If you have any questions about how to keep yourself safe online please refer to our website or give us a call at 416-238-5606 to ease your mind!