Technology and Internet Safety

Internet Security Tips

Tips and resources to avoid becoming a victim of online fraud.

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Email Security Tips

Get quick tips on what to do if you think your email has been compromised or if you doubt the validity of an email.

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Examples of Common Email Scams

Most email scams end up involving requests to send money, cash checks, establish business relationships or requests for information, view these examples.

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Mobile Banking Security Tips

Learn ways to keep your mobile device from becoming infected with malware and how to keep your information from being intercepted by hackers.

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Online Safety and Security Videos

From phishing to identity theft, these helpful videos will help you protect you and your family from fraud.

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Support Ending for Windows XP and Office 2003

Microsoft announced that technical assistance for Windows XP and Office 2003 will not be available after April 8th, 2014. This means Microsoft will no longer provide security-related patches for known vulnerabilities.

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Protecting Your Computer

Diligently following these simple steps to safeguard your computer will minimize your risk of becoming a victim of computer hacking.

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Protecting Yourself Online

Connecting online with friends, family and businesses provides enjoyment and opportunities. Following this advice will keep hackers and thieves from ruining your online experience.

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Security for Mobile and Other Handheld Devices

As more and more handheld devices with Wi-Fi abilities hit the market, the more at risk you are for being hacked. Considering what personal information your put on and store on these devices is crucial for your safety.

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Stay Secure: Look for the Green Bar

Look for the green address bar to help verify you're at the legitimate TowneBank website.

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Internet Explorer Vulnerability

On May 1, 2014 Microsoft announced the release of an emergency patch to address a vulnerability found on all affected versions of Internet Explorer.

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Understanding Phishing

Avoiding phishing attacks requires being alert to the signs of fraudulent requests. Do not respond to any request for personal and financial information without verifying the legitimacy of the source.

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The information provided is not intended to be legal, tax, or financial advice or recommendations for any specific individual, business, or circumstance. TowneBank cannot guarantee that it is accurate, up to date, or appropriate for your situation. Financial calculators are provided for illustrative purposes only. You are encouraged to consult with a qualified attorney or financial advisor to understand how the law applies to your particular circumstances or for financial information specific to your personal or business situation.