At Horizon Bank the security and safety of our online banking clients is our top priority. Cyber thieves are always looking for ways to gain access to other people's accounts. That's why we are pleased to provide our customers with Detect Safe Browsing, a light weight tool that you install on any device you use to access your Horizon Bank accounts. This free software runs in the background and provides you an extra layer of protection to help avoid becoming a victim to online fraud - without interfering with your online banking experience.
When logging into online banking you will see a splash screen that looks like this.
Protect yourself... download your free Detect Safe Browsing software now.
The Detect Safe Browsing Manager will help ensure you are visiting Horizon's online banking site - the application will help to stop Phishing, Pharming, and other malicious attacks. Detect Safe Browsing does not replace the Anti-virus or Malware software you already use.. it's simply an extra layer of protection for you.
What is Detect Safe Browsing, and why is it important?
Detect Safe Browsing is an innovative tool created to help protect the final users from the electronic fraud types commonly used on the Internet.
Within the protection capabilities of the application, you will find a connection analysis and system-scanning feature. Such scanning identifies three possible attacks:
Malware: Software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.
Phishing: Website impersonation performed by a non-authorized third party to get confidential information for criminal purposes.
Pharming: The fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a bogus website that mimics the appearance of a legitimate one, in order to obtain personal information such as passwords, account numbers, etc.
In the event that your device does become infected with malware, Detect Safe Browsing will:
Notify you of the infection via pop-up messaging;
List what online processes have been blocked, and;
Allow you to continue to visit your protected Horizon Bank's online banking in order to complete your activity.