FNB has announced that users will no longer be able to save their online banking passwords to their browsers.
Now, every time users want to log into their account, they will have to enter their password manually.
The bank claimed that the decision was made to ensure that users’ passwords remained secure.
“All stored passwords on your device can be viewed during a malware attack. Passwords can be easily accessed on your unattended/unlocked/stolen device,” said FNB.
FNB also gave users additional tips to keep their passwords safe:
- Don’t share your login details with anyone
- Never use the same password to log in to different sites
- Report any fraudulent activity immediately to the FNB Fraud Centre: 087 575 9444
This change could prevent your password from being compromised by malware present on your device, but it could also interfere with various third-party password lockers such as LastPass.