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Secure web

Secure web




Whether you’re shopping, catching up with the news or connecting with friends, it’s important to take precautions to protect your security.

Shopping and banking online

Read carefully

Check that the website has correct spelling, grammar and consistent design

extra security

Use `two-step verification' where you need to provide another form of ID as well as your password or PIN

Secure web addresses

Look for a green padlock icon and https (rather than http) in the web address bar before making a transaction

secure wifi

Don't log on to online banking sites or other websites that contain your personal information if you're connected to public WiFi


Look online for feedback from other users about the service to verify that it is credible

Close your browser

Always log out of secure sites when you've finished using them, and close the browser window

Secure web browsing checklist

  • Make sure your bank has your up-to-date contact details, so they can get in touch if they see suspicious activity.
  • Check the privacy and security settings in your web browser - you can disable cookies (files that gather information about you when you visit a website) and clear your browsing history.
  • Keep any financial information, such as physical bank statements or bills, in a secure place. Destroy them when they are no longer of use.
  • If you notice any suspicious activity in your bank account,contact the bank straight away.

For more information on Cyber Security, talk to your Adviser.


Information on this webpage is provided by Avanteos Investments Limited ABN 20 096 259 979, AFSL 245531 (AIL) and Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFSL 232468 (CFSIL). It may include general advice but does not consider your individual objectives, financial situation, needs or tax circumstances.  You can find the Target Market Determinations (TMD) for our financial products at, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should read the Financial Services Guide (FSG) available online for information about our services. This information is based on current requirements and laws as at the date of publication. 

Tax considerations are general and based on present tax laws and may be subject to change. You should seek independent, professional tax advice before making any decision based on this information.

AIL and CFSIL are not registered tax (financial) advisers under the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and you should seek tax advice from a registered tax agent or a registered tax (financial) adviser if you intend to rely on this information to satisfy the liabilities or obligations or claim entitlements that arise under a tax law.