Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Online Security Tips for IREPS Users

Some online security tips are given below for IREPS users to secure their systems, online accounts, personal details etc.:
  1. Avoid using public or shared or a virus infected computers.
  2. DO NOT SHARE your Bank Details like LOGIN ID, PASSWORDS to ANY ONE neither on Phone nor on E-Mail.
  3. DO NOT SHARE ON ANY E-MAIL LINK to access IREPS OR BANK WEBSITE, go to address bar of browser and type IREPS URL LINK to start your work.
  4. Look for the Padlock symbol either in the address bar or the status bar (mostly in the address bar) but not within the web page display area. verify the security certificate by clicking on the padlock.
  5. Before access to IREPS, Close other sites. This ensures that your personal information is not accessed by other websites which could be running some Malware.
  6. Always log out your session, don’t close your browser directly.
  7. Beware about Personal Details:
    • Always save your DSC in cryptographic USB Token and don’t share your login password and token password with any one.
    • Always check the last log-in date and time in the post login page.
    • Do not enter login or other sensitive information in any pop up window.
  8. Beware of phishing attacks:
    • Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, phone calls, SMS etc seeking your personal and confidential information.
    • Don’t click on link in an e-mail received from anonymous users/mail ID to use IREPS. 
    • As a policy IREPS don’t ask user ID, password and DSC on email.
  9. Secure Your computer:
    • Latest Security patches of OS are installed
    • Make sure OS default Firewall is enabled or Install Personal Firewall.
    • Latest Anti virus Signatures Applied with Anti- spy ware installed to protect your PC from Internet Attacks.
    • Scan your computer regularly with Anti virus to ensure that the system is virus/ Trojan free.
    • Remote Desktop functionality should not be enabled on your computer. 
  10. Report any unusual activity to EPS Help desk either through call or through Email.
  11. Always read updated online security tips published on IREPS from time to time. 
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