Secure your Data on Public Networks

Safeguard your information when you access public networks to perform online banking transactions.

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Using public Wi-Fi networks can put your personal data at risk. Hackers may be able to steal your passwords, banking credentials, or other sensitive information you send out through these public networks.

Avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi networks when performing banking related transactions or logging into DBS services through a browser or the DBS Digibank application.Consider using your mobile phone data network or trusted private networks to access DBS’s services instead.

Please be aware of "spoofing", where a public Wi-Fi network looks official, but is actually set up by criminals to steal your data or to install malware.

  • Public Wi-Fi networks do carry the risk of being less safe than a known network such as your office or home.
  • All bank websites should have "https" instead of "http" in their URL.
  • It is a good practice to clear your cache when you’re done.

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