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Pro­tected data access

Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­bers, pass­words, PINs, mTANs and other means of legit­imi­sa­tion are impor­tant and effec­tive obsta­cles against hacker attacks.

Multi-level log-in procedure

Finan­cial insti­tu­tions pro­vide utmost levels of secu­rity for their cus­tomers as early as the log-in stage. They usu­ally imple­ment a multi-level log-in system. Attackers would have to be able to suc­cess­fully over­come every indi­vidual secu­rity hurdle to obtain access to cus­tomer data and finances. Bank log-in pro­ce­dures differ from each other in their details, con­sti­tuting a secu­rity-related advan­tage - any attempts at attack cannot be trans­ferred on a one-to-one basis from one to the next e-banking system.

The first step is user iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, employing an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion number (often the actual account number). The second step entails authen­tifi­ca­tion by means of a per­sonal pass­word. Depending on each indi­vidual pro­ce­dure, a fur­ther secu­rity code will be required, with such codes usu­ally being time-lim­ited and only ever valid for one single access attempt. By care­fully han­dling such legit­imi­sa­tion tools, the log-in process there­fore become impos­sible for attackers to bypass.

Our article Log-in pro­ce­dures for e-banking describes all the dif­ferent pro­ce­dures com­monly used in detail.

Cut­ting-edge technologies

There are hun­dreds of thou­sands sat­is­fied cus­tomers using e-banking in Switzer­land. Bil­lions of Francs are trans­ferred daily. This requires the highest pos­sible secu­rity stan­dards, which need to be con­tin­u­ously devel­oped fur­ther as attackers tend to con­tin­u­ously increase their know-how as well. Finan­cial insti­tu­tions make ongoing invest­ments into new secu­rity sys­tems to pro­vide increased secu­rity - because the best pro­tec­tion con­sists of always remaining one step ahead of hackers.

Finan­cial insti­tu­tions use the most up-to-date secu­rity sys­tems to com­pre­hen­sively pro­tect their cus­tomers’ data and finances at any time.

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