Tips For Securing Your Social Media Accounts

cyber security awareness logoOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of cybersecurity and online safety.

One of the biggest online presence that today’s society has is on social media platforms. Because they are being linked to an increasing number of applications on phones and other devices, it becomes even more necessary to secure them.

Securing your personal social media accounts

The different social media platforms have security features that you should take advantage of. Here are some tips for keeping your accounts secure:

  • Close the accounts that you’re not using. Forgotten social media accounts may be compromised without being noticed. Hackers can leverage these and access other accounts linked to it, like your email.
  • Check what apps are connected to your social media. Do you use Facebook or Google to sign in for any other applications? Assess if this type of access is necessary.
  • Practice good password hygiene. Use different passwords for your social media accounts, and also make sure each password is complex and unusual. Enabling 2-factor authentication can prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your accounts.
  • Keep your mobile apps updated. Make sure you have the latest version of the platform you’re using. Security patches protect you from the newest known threats.
  • Use a unique email for your social media accounts. If possible, create a whole new email specifically for social media accounts so that if you are compromised, the hackers won’t have access to any valuable information.

Securing corporate accounts

Social media is also used as the public face of enterprises or even entrepreneurs who use it as an advertising tool or an avenue to establish their brand. Hackers sometimes take over a company’s social media to promote their own brand, gain followers, or even spread a specific message. This form of hacktivism is an ongoing problem, especially with Twitter accounts.

Here are some tips to keep corporate social media accounts secure:

  • Monitor your social media regularly—keep an eye on what’s happening on all your social media platforms.
  • Limit access to only the necessary people—the fewer people with access, the better. This makes it easier to control the posts and avoid any deliberate sabotage.
  • Separate what is personal and what is professional—you don’t want to accidentally post something personal on a corporate account.
  • Audit which tools have access to your accounts—regulate tools that help with posting since they might be vulnerable to attacks.
  • Be aware of the latest security solutions—some platforms might be moving away from passwords soon, or they may be implementing a new security feature that you may want to implement.
  • Like all users, practice good password hygiene and also implement strict policies about patching and updating.

Source: www.trendmicro.com

Protect Your Citizens Bank Minnesota Debit Card With The MyCardRules App

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The power to protect your Citizens Bank Minnesota Debit Card is in the palm of your hand!

Download this FREE mobile app that allows you to conveniently control when, where and how your Debit Card can be used!

  • Turn your cards off and on: Misplaced your card? Turn it off until you find it!
  • Get instant alerts: Receive alerts based on the rules you set.
  • Control where and how your Debit Card can be used: Out shopping or on vacation? Set the card to work only where you are!
  • Plus much more!

How to set up MyCardRules:

Download the app in the Apple or Google Play store

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Choose New User and enter in your card number:

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MCR3Enter security code, zip code, and expiration date and accept MyCardRules Terms and condition and privacy policy:

 

 

 

 

Enter email address, password, re-enter password, and user full name, then next.

Password: 8-12 characters in length, with at least one number and one letter.

And you should be all set! You now have control over when, where and how your Citizens Bank Minnesota debit card can be used!

Contact Citizens at 800-549-0194 if you have any questions and we’d be happy to help!

Free ATM’s nationwide with WooHoo! Checking and WooHoo! Simple!

Who likes ATM fees? No one! That’s why Citizens offers FREE ATM’s nationwide with WooHoo! Checking and WooHoo! Simple!
Find out more details about these accounts here: www.citizensmn.bank/personal/checking

How To Change Your Online Banking ID

How do I change my Online Banking ID?

  • Log in to your Online Banking, go to the Options tab, and scroll down to “Modify Login Information”.

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  • Enter the Online Banking ID you would like, following the rules provided. Scroll down and click submit.

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And WooHoo!  You’re done!

For more information about Citizens Bank Minnesota’s Online Banking or any of our online services, visit: www.citizensmn.bank/personal/online-services.

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Deposit Checks With Go! Mobile Deposit

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Go! Mobile Deposit allows customers to deposit checks to their Citizens Bank Minnesota checking and/or savings accounts using the camera on their iPhone or Android!

How do I enroll in Go! Mobile Deposit?

  • Select Mobile Deposit within our mobile app to enroll
  • Enter the required information
  • Select the account(s) you wish to deposit into
  • Registration is now submitted

When you receive the email that you are approved:

  • Login to your Go! Mobile app and select Mobile Deposit from the drop down menu
  • Accept the “Terms and Conditions”
  • Take a photo of the front and back of the endorsed check (must have your signature and “Via Mobile Deposit” written on back)
  • Type in the dollar amount (no decimal required)
  • Choose account to deposit into
  • Tap ‘Deposit Check’ and then ‘Done’
  • Wait for confirmation

WooHoo! It’s THAT easy!  Enroll in Go! Mobile Deposit today!

You can find more information at: www.citizensmn.bank/personal/go–mobile-deposit

Bank on the GO with Citizens Go! Mobile App!

Did you know you can bank anytime, anywhere, with the Citizens Bank Minnesota Go! Mobile App?  It’s a FREE download to your smart phone – download and use it today!

How to download the Citizens Mobile App

  • Apple Devicesgo to the Apple Store and search ‘Citizens Bank Minnesota’ to download the App

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  • Android Devices go to the Google Play Store and search ‘Citizens Bank Minnesota’ to download the App

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  • Login to Citizens Mobile App with Online Banking Credentials
    • You can enable the “Remember Me” feature
    • Touch ID or Face Recognition is also available on Select Devices

 Here are a few of the awesome features that are available on our Go!Mobile App!

  • View Accounts
  • View Statements
  • Mobile Deposit
  • Pay bills/person to person payments
  • Forgot Password Reset (see images below)

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Questions? Contact Citizens Connection at 800-549-0194 and we’d be happy to help you!

 

How To Reset Your Online Banking Password

Forgetting your online banking password happens! Luckily there is an easy way to reset your password when and if it happens to you!

How do I set up the feature to reset my online banking password?

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  • Log onto your online banking and go to the options tab. Within the modify personal settings, enter in your own password reset question and answer, then scroll down to the bottom and click submit.

For help with setting up your password reset question and answer, or for any other questions, please contact Citizens Connection at 800-549-0194.

http://www.citizensmn.bank

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