The Internet is a convenient resource, a helpful tool and a part of our daily lives. Whether you're accessing the Web from a desktop computer or a mobile device, you may be at risk for hackers, scammers and other predators.
Attackers aim to steal a victim's identity and financial account details. All of your online activity, including email messages, online shopping transactions and social media interactions are susceptible to attack.
If you believe your personal information has been accessed, follow these steps immediately:
Protecting your accounts is critical to Navy Federal. Using state-of-the-art fraud prevention systems, dedicated staff constantly monitors your account. We will notify you immediately should we detect any suspicious activity.
Our online banking and mobile apps are hosted on secure servers to protect the information you submit online. By requiring members to sign in using an access number rather than their account number, we've added another layer of security to the site.
Take these precautions to help guard against threats to your computer and mobile devices.
Make sure your operating systems, software and browsers are up to date and that anti-virus software and firewalls are in place when possible on all computers and devices.
Set passwords and enable screen locks to prevent others from using your computer or devices. Use a mix of characters and cases that are unique to each account or site you use.
Clear your device's cache and history so that passwords, payment details and other saved personal information are deleted. Only store what you truly need.
Check for a padlock symbol and "https" in your browser's address bar when submitting payment information or other personal details online, as these denote a secure site.
Be extra cautious when using public computers or Wi-Fi. Hold off on making financial transactions until you're on a trusted device with a secure connection.
Download apps and software from authorized vendors only. Others may appear credible but could contain viruses that put your device at risk.
Limit sharing of your personal information. Be aware of privacy policies and terms and conditions on sites you use and anything you download.
Make sure you sign out of your mobile or online banking session when you finish to ensure that your session is closed.