Banif has taken every care in selecting the security systems and technologies used in the Banif@st service, opting in all cases for the most secure and sophisticated devices on the market.
Security systems cover three areas:
All data exchanged in the Banif@st environment is processed in secure session (SSL – Secure Socket Layer) and encrypted 128 bits technology, Verisign certified), protecting them against any attempted access by third parties. This technology does not require the customer to possess any additional software.
SSL (Secure SocKet Layer)
Access and use
Contract number and individual secret code
All banking operations, except for consulting balances and statements, must be validated by entering 4 random digits of the Banif@st secret code, which should be known to you alone.
You should avoid your mobile phone being accessible to third parties when the SMS channel is active. Although they will not be able to effect any transactions (all operations require you to enter 4 digits of the secret code), they may be able to obtain information on your account.
You should delete messages with confidential information from your mobile phone, as these may be viewed by others.
If your mobile phone is stolen, you should immediately disable the service by accessing Banif@st by Internet or by calling Banifone 808 200 200 (+351 217 211 500 from abroad).
Automatic suspension of access
Automatic cancellation of access
Note also that customers must also accept an important part of the responsibility for the security of the service, keeping their access codes and contract numbers secret and logging out of Banif@st (through the "Logout" option) whenever they end a session, or need to move away from the computer where they have opened the Banif@st session.
Physical security of equipment