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Security Updates

Changes to Online Banking Procedures

Due to the exponential increase in phishing attacks, First National Bank & Trust has developed a new state-of-the-art security feature for Internet Banking. By adding this new feature, you will get added peace of mind that you are at the authentic First National Bank & Trust website and we will be assured that our customers have the best Internet Banking security options.

Beginning October 23, 2006, you will be asked to select an image and create a phrase when logging in to your account. Images can be chosen from our library of images or you may upload your favorite from your own computer. The phrase you enter can be any words you choose, such as "Beautiful Daughter" or "Favorite Vacation Spot."

The enrollment process is easy and will take a minute or two. And you will only have to do this once. After enrollment, when you login, your image and phrase will be displayed so you'll know immediately that it's safe to enter your login password. To make your login experience even easier, you can "register" your computer with us, so that next time you login from that computer, we will recognize you. We urge you to make sure that you pay special attention to verify that your image and phrase are displayed when you visit our site. If they are not, please do not log in and contact us immediately. For more information about this security feature, please review the following links:

Advanced Online Authentication Quick Reference Guide
Advanced Online Authentication Frequently Asked Questions

What is Phishing?

Phishing attacks attempt to steal consumers' personal identity data and financial account information. Social-engineering schemes use 'spoofed' e-mails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords and social security numbers. Hijacking brand names of banks, e-retailers and credit card companies, phishers often convince recipients to respond.

Protect Yourself Against Phishing.

Use caution when applying for items via e-mail. Be sure to verify the Internet address and check to see if the site is secure before you enter any personal data.

For more information on phishing and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you, please visit the following site:

If you receive an e-mail from First National Bank & Trust that looks suspicious, please call us at (251) 368-3148 to verify that we sent it to you.