How secure is Squirrel? - Squirrel

How secure is Squirrel?

At Squirrel, we take security very seriously.

You can be assured your information is well-protected by our innovative and market-leading technology.

Tips on how you can protect yourself

While we do our bit to keep your Squirrel transactions safe, you can also minimise any risks by following these tips:

  • Where available, choose an account with two-factor authentication for logging in, for example, a password and security question, or use a device that generates a new code each time you log in.

  • Create a strong password, and don’t use one that is part of your name, initials or date of birth.

  • Install computer security software, such as a firewall and anti-virus program, and keep your system up-to-date.

  • Be aware of phishing emails and phone scams, and keep up to date with those by reading the information on police websites, or follow the police Facebook page for updates.

  • Access your accounts from a secure location and avoid shared computers and networks for online transactions.

  • Always log out when you are done.

  • Set up account notifications where available so you can be alerted to any activities on your account.

  • Monitor your accounts regularly.

  • Install security software on your phone, such as an anti-virus program, and delete unused apps. Lock your phone and activate anti-theft software.

  • Shred unused paperwork and keep your mailbox locked.