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Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by dingbang(m): 1:52pm On Sep 23, 2017
Few months into my job, I have realised that people still use their date of birth, 1234, 1111, 0000 and other easy-to-guess numbers as their security passwords for their ATM pin and mobile applications... Its totally bad. As a security expert, I advise people to desist from this habit in order to ensure that your money is safe. Most of the time, I feel angry when I hear a customer complaining that his or her money has been wiped away by fraudsters and when I simply ask them what sort of password they used to secure their ATM card or mobile app, you get the shocker of your life.


What you should do...

1. When trying to choose a password for your bank account, let it be something that can't be guessed. This is the first step in choosing a strong pin. Numbers like date of birth, 1234, 1111, 55555, 1975, 0000 is a total NO!

2. Never you allow anyone be so close to you when trying to withdraw at the ATM . based on experience, most Nigerians don't know how to conduct themselves when queuing up at the ATM. They will choose to gum themselves like sardines when trying to withdraw. In this note, anyone can spy on your pin, trail you and steal your ATM card... It happens.. Don't fall a victim. Please always ensure that no one is so closely behind you when using the ATM for security reasons.



3. Change your ATM pin and other login pins to your bank accounts frequently..

Oh yes. I say this all the time during my encounter with bank customers. Try to change your ATM pin once in every 3months or 6months as the case may be. Why should you do this? I will give you a story.

I used to work for a wicked boss years back and it happened that he sent me to withdraw for him occasionally, that means I know his ATM pin. If I were a wicked person, I could conive with his new employees to get his atm card number and Security number, voila!!! I am a rich man!!

In the light of this, I encourage all of us to adopt this habit of changing our security pins quarterly.


4. Trust no one


That she or he is your brother or your son or your nephew doesn't mean you should be relaxed and reveal these sensitive information to them. The bible says that the heart of man is wicked and also says that brother shall rise against brother. Be warned.



A concerned nairalander.

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Homeboiy: 2:06pm On Sep 23, 2017
Hmmm

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Florblu(f): 2:19pm On Sep 23, 2017
Handy!

About 3months ago a woman came to complain about how an unknown fellow withdrew a sum of 600,000 from her account. Another person sent her account details to a particular number that requested for it and her bank account was swept clean.
My point is there's need to educate people about the use of ATM.The measure to adopt is what I don't know Sha

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by nony43(m): 7:24am On Sep 27, 2017
My own is educate people on how to know fraudulent test messages on their phones they don't follow us to ATM machines any longer.

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Tenkobos(m): 7:24am On Sep 27, 2017
But is there really a four digit pin that you will use for your ATM that isn't a birth year?
Four digits is too easy, that's my opinion.
Moreover, many people are not enlightened on the use of atm so scamers are going to continue scamming.

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by TechPanda(m): 7:24am On Sep 27, 2017
Thanks, fam!

That was how I Did These 5 Things Bill Gates Does AT GtBank ATM And I Started Singing Davido's Song grin grin

Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Emeskhalifa(m): 7:25am On Sep 27, 2017
Op you forgot to add those tht give their card details to unknown sitea...

Hmmm d day way some of those sites go claim say their sites have been hacked and database stolen

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by sotall(m): 7:26am On Sep 27, 2017
OK
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by dhebz2pon(m): 7:26am On Sep 27, 2017
Nice 1, nobody holy pass
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Abfinest007(m): 7:26am On Sep 27, 2017
no password is simple

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by KendrickAyomide: 7:27am On Sep 27, 2017
my password is 4199 , hope it's not easy

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by kizz007: 7:27am On Sep 27, 2017
OK
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Giddiebabalaw(m): 7:27am On Sep 27, 2017
Nice Info......
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by tolexy123: 7:28am On Sep 27, 2017
Be like say this firstbank customer care want award as the best customer care at firstbank nationwide this year. Keep it up tongue grin
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Briteiyobo1(m): 7:28am On Sep 27, 2017
This is cool noted as said
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Young03(m): 7:29am On Sep 27, 2017
I de find my ATM self

don't know where I lost it

and if I enter bank with a withdrawal book to withdraw 2k they will be looking me somehow

BT I don't care na me put my money

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by omojeesu(m): 7:29am On Sep 27, 2017
dingbang:
Few months into my job, I have realised that people still use their date of birth, 1234, 1111, 0000 and other easy-to-guess numbers as their security passwords for their ATM pin and mobile applications... Its totally bad. As a security expert, I advise people to desist from this habit in order to ensure that your money is safe. Most of the time, I feel angry when I hear a customer complaining that his or her money has been wiped away by fraudsters and when I simply ask them what sort of password they used to secure their ATM card or mobile app, you get the shocker of your life.


What you should do...

1. When trying to choose a password for your bank account, let it be something that can't be guessed. This is the first step in choosing a strong pin. Numbers like date of birth, 1234, 1111, 55555, 1975, 0000 is a total NO!

2. Never you allow anyone be so close to you when trying to withdraw at the ATM . based on experience, most Nigerians don't know how to conduct themselves when queuing up at the ATM. They will choose to gum themselves like sardines when trying to withdraw. In this note, anyone can spy on your pin, trail you and steal your ATM card... It happens.. Don't fall a victim. Please always ensure that no one is so closely behind you when using the ATM for security reasons.



3. Change your ATM pin and other login pins to your bank accounts frequently..

Oh yes. I say this all the time during my encounter with bank customers. Try to change your ATM pin once in every 3months or 6months as the case may be. Why should you do this? I will give you a story.

I used to work for a wicked boss years back and it happened that he sent me to withdraw for him occasionally, that means I know his ATM pin. If I were a wicked person, I could conive with his new employees to get his atm card number and Security number, voila!!! I am a rich man!!

In the light of this, I encourage all of us to adopt this habit of changing our security pins quarterly.


4. Trust no one


That she or he is your brother or your son or your nephew doesn't mean you should be relaxed and reveal these sensitive information to them. The bible says that the heart of man is wicked and also says that brother shall rise against brother. Be warned.



A concerned nairalander.



Thanks!
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by dingbang(m): 7:29am On Sep 27, 2017
Tenkobos:
But is there really a four digit pin that you will use for your ATM that isn't a birth year?
Four digits is too easy, that's my opinion.
Moreover, many people are not enlightened on the use of atm so scamers are going to continue scamming.
that's why there is need for sensitization, hence my thread...
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Abbeywest(m): 7:29am On Sep 27, 2017
My password is 1234 go use ham
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Annie2059: 7:30am On Sep 27, 2017
aiit
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by olamil34(m): 7:30am On Sep 27, 2017
a wise man once said only idiots uses 1111 0000 1234 as there pin
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Tenkobos(m): 7:30am On Sep 27, 2017
dingbang:
that's why there is need for sensitization, hence my thread...
You're on track bro
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by maxiuc(m): 7:30am On Sep 27, 2017
angry account weY nothing dey inside

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by dingbang(m): 7:30am On Sep 27, 2017
omojeesu:


Thanks!
you are welcome
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Emeskhalifa(m): 7:31am On Sep 27, 2017
KendrickAyomide:
my password is 4199 , hope it's not easy

Pls epp drop the card number and d cv.v too
Thanks

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Nobody: 7:31am On Sep 27, 2017
Most important thing is don't leave your ATM card carelessly. The use of secured chip by banks on the card has made it extremely difficult for carding by fraudsters.
Also most sites now don't even gives u the field to insert pin...wat u are required to put is PAN,exp date,name and Security.So the primary thing is to make sure your card is secured.

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Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by Danny287(m): 7:32am On Sep 27, 2017
Ok trust only yourself
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by BornnAgainChild(f): 7:32am On Sep 27, 2017
I dont even use a debit card to start with
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by KendrickAyomide: 7:33am On Sep 27, 2017
Emeskhalifa:

Pls epp drop the card number and d cv.v too Thanks
SEE THIS EVANS.
Re: Stop Using Easy Passwords For Your ATM Cards, Mobile banki. A Nairalander Warns. by dingbang(m): 7:33am On Sep 27, 2017
danjumakolo:
Most important thing is don't leave your ATM card carelessly. The use of secured chip by banks on the card has made it extremely difficult for carding by fraudsters.
Also most sites now don't even gives u the field to insert pin...wat u are required to put is PAN,exp date,name and Security.So the primary thing is to make sure your card is secured.
yes.. You are right. And there shouldn't be any loophole...that's all..

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