At NETS, we take your security very seriously and are committed to providing you a safe and secure online environment. In addition to the security features provided by NETS, you also play an important role in protecting yourself from online threats.
Protecting Your Password
We recommend that you take some time to read and follow the following security steps:
- Password should be at least 6 digits or 6 alphanumeric characters
- Do not repeat the same digit or character more than once in your Password
- Do not use Password based on your Username or personal information such as NRIC, phone number, birth dates, etc.
- Keep your Password confidential at all times and do not divulge it to anyone, even if they claim to be a staff of NETS
Protecting Your Access to NETS’ Secured Websites
- Check that NETS websites address changes from http:// to https:// and a security icon (symbolized like a lock or key) appears at the bottom status bar of the browser
- Check the authenticity of the NETS websites by comparing the website address and the NETS name in its security certificate (by double-clicking on the security icon)
- Terminate the login session if SSL certificate does not belong to NETS or a warning is given to this effect and inform NETS immediately
- Check that the downloaded applet/midlet is digitally signed by NETS
- Check your accounts and transactions on a regular basis and inform NETS immediately if there is any discrepancy.
- Ensure that each payment session, the cache and history are cleared. This will prevent unauthorized users from performing browser caching for sensitive data.
- Log off your online session and turn off your computer when not in use
- Do switch off the modem or disconnect the Internet connection if there is no need to access the Internet
- Always use the latest recommended browser, especially those that support 128-bit encryption with the latest patches
Protecting Your Computer
- Install the latest anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software
- Update your anti-virus, operating system and firewall software with security patches or newer versions on a regular basis.
- Remove file and printer sharing from PC when connected to internet.
- Make regular backup of your critical data
- Do consider the use of encryption software to protect highly sensitive data
- Do not install software or run programs of unknown origin
- Do not open email attachments from strangers
- Delete junk/chain emails that come from unknown sources
- Do not allow anyone to keep, use or tamper with OTP security token.
- Do not reveal the OTP generated by security token to anyone.
- Do not divulge the serial number of the security token to anyone
Mobile Payments through Apps
- It is better to be safe than sorry. Practice these security measures when installing apps (applications) / software on your device:
- Only install apps that are downloaded from official app stores. Unofficial app stores may carry malicious apps. Examples of official app stores are Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
- Install the latest software updates on your device. This helps to ensure that bugs and vulnerabilities susceptible to attacks are addressed.
- When installing applications, be mindful of the permissions granted (i.e. think if the permissions are really necessary).
- Use a strong password on your device
Secure your device with a strong password, pin or a relevant mechanism to prevent unauthorised use.
TIP: A strong password is one that is difficult to guess and contains a mix of letters, numbers or symbols. You can use this on top of your device touch ID (if you have any).
- Do not “root” or “jailbreak” your device
Doing so makes your device more prone to security vulnerabilities.
NETS is always committed to provide a secure environment to protect your personal or organisational data. We utilise the following security solutions:
- Firewalls to provide layers of protection to our systems.
- Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communication to secure data transmission over the Internet.
- All users must be authenticated via username and password/PIN before granted any authorized login access to our websites.
- Internet portals will logout the authenticated session after period of inactivity.