Computer Security | WaterStone Bank

Remember that WaterStone Bank will not call you directly and ask for your personal information.

If you have any questions or believe you may have fell victim to a scam, please call our Customer Support Center at (414) 761-1000 or your local branch immediately.

Scammers and hackers use a variety of computer infections to steal sensitive data.

Staying vigilant online allows you to effectively protect your personal information, computer, and finances.

Security Tips Computer Security icon

Common types of malicious software:

Security Tips Virus Icon

A small piece of malicious software that is connected to real programs or attachments found in e-mail messages. The virus is undetectable until the program is run, or attachment is opened.

Security Tips Malware Icon

A virus that performs a variety of unwanted functions such as showing pop-up ads, spamming your e-mail, logging your internet activity, slowing down your internet connection, and more.

Security Tips Trojan Horse Icon

A computer program that is disguised as something else, such as a recently downloaded game or app. This program is intended to do damage to your hard drive or disk when you run it.

Security Tips Key Logger Icon

A computer program that logs each keystroke a user types on a keyboard. It can also capture screenshots, log passwords, record online chat conversations, or take different actions to invade your privacy.

Preventative Measures

  • Avoid unknown attachments in e-mail messages. If you do not recognize the sender, delete and report the message immediately.
  • Avoid downloading pirated software such as music, movies, or video games.
  • Back up your computer data regularly.
  • Utilize anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
  • Carefully read any End User Agreements before clicking accept. Be aware of the phrase "Third party software may be installed", which could be malware.

Computer Maintenance and Security

While WaterStone Bank does not endorse or recommend specific computer maintenance or security products, below is a list of available products that have been proven effective in protecting computer systems. We encourage you to research and use whichever product you feel best suits your needs and budget.

Malware/Spyware Apps

  • Spy-Bot
  • MalwareBytes
  • Norton
  • SpySweeper
  • Ad-Aware 

Anti-Virus Apps

  • Norton
  • McAfee
  • AVG
  • Avira
  • Kaspersky 

We're hiring!

Click to learn more.