HBTF is keen to keep its customers information secure as one of its priorities, therefore HBTF Security Policy emphasizes on the necessity of taking all measures to protect customers' information, the following are some of these measures and actions:
Implementing specialized systems for Anti-Virus and Authentication, Encryption of customers’ data while in transmission to protect against theft, as well as using the latest and most rigid Firewalls and Security Devices.
Following are some Information Security tips that HBTF customers should consider:
Password: is the authorization key to your account information
The best ways to protect your password:
Use a password with at least six characters
Use a password which contains letters, numbers, and special characters, like (*,&,#,@...etc)
Don’t tell anybody about your password.
Don’t write your password; try to memorize it instead.
Change your password regularly.
Don’t use an easy guessing password, like your father name, your name, your phone number, your birthday,…etc
Don’t use any frequent letters or numbers like (1234,aaaa)
You have to use a complex password so that it will not easily hacked.
Many websites provide password- safe services in case you forget it, so be careful of these services and don’t accept them.
When you change your password, don’t choose an old one.
Is a form of fraud whereby hackers steal your identity, your data and your personal information so as to impersonate you. from the offender and exploitation of information and data for financial gain illegal(does not mean anything, needs rephrasing), there are many examples of personal data vulnerable to theft:
Username, password, birthday.
Credit card number.
The best ways to avoid identity theft:
Don’t trust any message or any one asking about your personal information by phone or by email.
Shredunimportant statements of account and data through safe ways.
Keep monitoring your accounts and ask about your transactions periodically.
Always check your invoices to make sure that you do not have any items you didn’t buy.
Don’t carry any sensitive data or passwords in your wallet
Subscribe via SMS services to monitor your account transactions.
Avoid logging to your account in public areas like internet cafes.
When buying over internet, use an internet paying card for buying, and don’t use the credit card.
Don’t keep your password in your phone or laptop.
Don’t enter your personal information or password to any website if it doesn’t begin with HTTPS:\\
Remember:the bank will never ask you to retrieve your account, or about your personal information or credit card number and also will not ask you about your user name and password.
Phishing is another way of hacking to acquire sensitive information such as card number and password, and use it in an illegal ways.
Where hackers (phishers) send thousands of faked emails which may seem to be from trustworthy sources, like your bank and ask you about your personal information or link you to a faked website which is built and used for illegal transactions.
Some Advices to protect you from phishing :
1.Be careful from people who ask you about your personal information.
2.Don’t tell anyone about your password or personal information by phone, email or any other electronic way.
3.Be careful from those emails which inform you of winning because they are not from your bank, they are from hackers, phishers,never respond back to those emails.
4.Be sure you are connecting to HBTF formal and secured website, where the bank is providing encrypted communications with this site along with a security certificate to demonstrate that the intended site is properly secured and registered, bear in mind that these implemented measures have been taken to protect your personal information and credit cards details.
Some Advices to protect you from hacking through ATM machines and cards :
Keep a distance from people around you near the ATM machine .
Watch carefully the ATM that you intend to use, if you notice strange things like wires, devices …etc do not use that ATM.
If you try to insert your ATM card and it doesn’t enter smoothly, do not try to enforce it.