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. Be sure to keep your browser up-to-date; review our Browser Requirements.
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:
Online Banking is Safe
Though an Image and Pass Phrase will no longer be part of the login procedure, EVB's authentication feature three powerful levels of security to guard access to user accounts. This is a security system that uses more than one form of authentication to verify the legitimacy of a login attempt. The goal of Multifactor Authentication is to create a layered defense that makes it more difficult for an unauthorized person to access Online Banking.
EVB's authentication uses three layers of verification to prevent unauthorized access.
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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.