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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Internet Security Tips

Collegiate Peaks Bank has several effective security techniques that we encourage you to implement when you use the Internet banking service:

  • Never reveal your password to anyone or leave your password anywhere that someone else can obtain and use it.
  • Change your password on a regular basis.
  • Use the "Log Off" button to end each Internet banking session. Do not use the Back button to exit the site.
  • Balance your account on a regular basis. Internet Banking makes it easy!

The following information provides techniques that you may use to create a Stronger Password that may help you protect your identity and your personal information on the internet.


  • Always make your password at least 6 characters long. Longer passwords are generally more secure than shorter ones.
  • Use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols ($&#*@). We require you to use at least one alpha character one numeric character, and one symbol.
  • Use a phrase to make it easy for you to remember. (Example: Every day is another opportunity for sunshine = Ediaofs)
  • Vary where you capitalize a letter within the phrase. (ediaoFs)
  • Pick a number to use in combination with the phrase (Example: to remind yourself to change your password every month on the 21st, use 21 as a part of your password.)
  • Substitute symbols for letters or numbers. (Example: $ for s or * for 8.)
  • Using the above tips, you might construct a password that looks like this: EdiaoF$21


  • Don't use common dictionary words.
  • Don't use family names or pet names.
  • Don't use your birth date, phone number or social security number.

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