At PNC, your account and data security are important to us. While we take steps to make it easy for you to safely bank online, it is important for you to remain alert and follow best practices when it comes to your security and privacy.
Review our tips for building a foundation to secure and monitor your information.
Install anti-virus software on every device. This includes mobile devices and tablets, not just your laptop or desktop computer.
Create a strong, unique password for each new application (no one-size-fits-all or universal passwords). A more complex password might be harder for you to remember but is also harder for someone else to guess.
Never click on links or open attachments in emails from unknown senders, and ignore and delete unsolicited requests for personal information.
Always opt to add, when offered by the manufacturer at account setup time, enhanced security options, such as security questions and security image/caption to your accounts. Your favorite color or kindergarten teacher’s name may help to keep the bad guys away.
Limit your use of public or unknown WIFI to those matters not involving personal or account information. This includes online banking and shopping.
When entering personal, identifiable information or making purchases online, always look for a padlock symbol next to the address bar of your browser and https:// at the beginning of a web address. This indicates the web site owner has taken the proper steps to assure the page (and your information) is secure.
When available, add email or text message alerts to your bank accounts and credit cards. These notifications can help alert you to potential fraudulent activity and allow you to react quickly.
Stop paper statements and receipts, and instead, opt for online notifications. This helps to prevent mailbox pilfering and dumpster diving for your personal information.
Use discretion about posting personal information on social networking sites. The little breadcrumbs can be used to make educated guesses about your passwords.
Learn what constitutes a secure network, how to protect yourself, common myths, and what we do to help you.