Keeping your financial and personal information confidential is one of our highest priorities. We will outline some of the ways EVB is protecting you, and some tips on how you can help protect yourself.
Anti-Malware Software: What is malware? Malware, malicious software, are programs or processes designed to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Operating System, Browser or other programs on your computer. The type and purpose of the malware may cause it to be classified as a specific type such as virus, worm, trojan, adware, Man-in-the-Browser, Man-in-the-Middle, etc. Malware has nefarious purposes from disrupting your use, stealing user names, passwords, sending you to "fake" pages and more. You combat malware with specific software designed to detect and remove infections, known as Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware programs. Some options from well known vendors:
System Updates: Computer malware such as viruses, trojans, worms, etc. are constantly evolving to take advantage of weaknesses in Operating Systems, Browsers, and other programs. As such, security patches and updates are released to close these exposed loopholes. Ensure that your systems are running on the most secure version(s) available.
Wireless Networks: With more powerful wireless routers providing greater network range it is imperative to ensure that your home's wireless network is secure. Some points to consider when setting up and securing a wireless network:
Password, the phrase that lets you gain access to your sensitive financial information. With such importance, below are a few best practices to protect yourself:
EVB Online Banking has an Alert functionality that can automatically notify you when certain actions are taken with your account. We automatically send you an email if your account password is changed or a new biller is added in Online Banking Bill Pay. Make sure to keep your email address up to date to ensure you receive these alerts.
If you receive an alert of a password change or new biller that you did not initiate, contact Online Banking immediately at (888)-758-5646.
The following alerts are also available to allow additional monitoring of your accounts for fraudulent transactions:
Want to learn how to set up alerts?
Criminals and fraudsters use websites and email to appear to be something that they are not, in order to collect your sensitive information. This can occur via impersonation to get you to directly divulge the information, or by sending you to a malicious website to inject malware onto your computer.