OLB Security

How safe is Mobile Banking to use?

At Webster, we understand the importance of security. That's why we are dedicated to providing our customers a safe and secure environment for accessing their financial information online. Webster Mobile Banking offers you the same protection that you are accustomed to on WebsterOnline using a computer. Learn more about Our Safety and Security Commitment.

I received an email inviting me to take a survey and enter for a chance to win $500. Is this a legitimate email from Webster?

Yes, at times Webster is conducting a customer satisfaction survey to understand how we can improve the customer’s experience. To show our appreciation for your participation in the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter into a monthly sweepstakes drawing of $500.

I am trying to log on from my own computer, but the Bank's Web site is asking me a question. What's happening?

This might happen if you have deleted all cookies on your computer. It might also happen if your change or upgrade your browser, restore files from backup, reinstall or upgrade your operating system, change your IP address or if a Flash Plug-in is not installed. Before answering a challenge question or entering your password, make sure that you are going to the legitimate bank Web site. The easiest way to ensure this is by typing the URL of WebsterOnline www.websteronline.com directly into your Web browser.

What is Phishing?

Recently there have been attempts by fraudsters to trick people into revealing their personal information, such as passwords, by creating fake Web sites that look very much like the sites of legitimate financial institutions. They send out emails randomly with links to these fake Web sites. This phenomenon has been called Phishing.

What happens if I delete my cookies?

Enhanced Online Security uses your computer’s hardware and software information to recognize you. If you delete your cookies, the information is no longer available to authenticate your log on. You will be asked to answer one of your security questions.

How do you know I am logging on from my own computer?

When you log on for the first time from a new computer, we put a secure (encrypted) cookie on your computer. This cookie contains a randomly generated unique number that identifies your computer. The cookie is visible only to the WebsterOnline Web site and does not contain any of your personal information. When you log on after that, your web browser sends us this cookie. This lets us know that this is your computer.

Can I access my accounts from multiple computers?

Yes. You can access your online accounts from any number of computers. If you log on from a new computer or a public terminal, you will just need to go through one extra step of answering a challenge question. This helps protect you by keeping unauthorized people from accessing your information. There is no limit on how many different computers you can use to log on to your online accounts.

Why am I being asked a question when I try to log on?

We ask you a challenge question when we detect that you are trying to log on from an unregistered device. This is to prevent someone with stolen passwords from logging on to your online accounts. Since only you know the answer to the questions, we will know it’s really you. Generally you will be asked to answer a challenge question only when you log on for the first time from a new computer. After you answer the question, you will be asked whether we should remember this computer for future logons. If you are using a public terminal, you will want to answer no.

How is Enhanced Online Security more secure?

Enhanced Online Security protects you from accidentally revealing your User Name and Password to a fake Web site. In addition, if someone does somehow get your User Name and Password, they will still not be able to access your online accounts because they are not at your registered computer.

How does Enhanced Online Security work?

When you visit your local banking center office, you know our faces and we know yours. Enhanced Online Security does the same thing over the Internet. It is a new method to identify us to you and you to us. We check the computer(s) or device(s) that you are using to access the Web site. Typically you access the Web site from one or two computers, such as your home and work computers. Enhanced Online Security remembers your computer by assessing a unique identifier to each computer you use to access WebsterOnline using standard secure cookies.

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