First National Bank (FNB) has announced that users will no longer be able to save their online banking passwords in their browsers.
Going forward, whenever a user wants to log into their account they will have to do so manually.
This forces users to keep their banking passwords secure.
“All stored passwords on your device can be viewed during a malware attack. Passwords can be easily accessed on your unattended/unlocked/stolen device,” FNB stated in a MyBroadband article.
FNB advises that users do the following to keep their passwords safe:
- Do not share login details with anyone
- Always use a different password for different websites. Avoid using the same one over and over
- Report any fraudulent activity immediately to the FNB Fraud Centre: 087 575 9444
- This change may interfere with various third-party password lockers such as LastPass