Creating Your Password
* Do NOT use special characters and space.
* Do NOT use 3 or more consecutive identical characters. e.g. "333", "aaa", etc.
* Do NOT use sequential characters. e.g. "123", "abc", etc.
* Do NOT use consecutive keyboard characters. e.g. "qwert", "asdfg", etc.
* Do NOT use your User ID as your password.
* Do NOT use obvious passwords, such as initials, family names, company name, your date of birth, IC number, telephone number or other numbers / letters that could be guessed or insecure.
* Do NOT use passwords from other Internet sites.
Handling of Your Password
* Don't disclose your password to anyone, including the DBS Vickers staff.
* Don't allow anyone else to use your password.
* Don't write down or record the password without disguising it, as this can easily lead to discovery and compromise.
* Don't associate your password with your initials, family names, birthdays, IC number, telephone number or similar numbers as your password.
* Change your password periodically, e.g. within 90 days or 3 months and the new password should be different from the previous passwords.
* Always remember to log off when you have completed your online activities with DBS Vickers.
* Report to us immediately any actual or suspected misuse of your password and ensure that such a password is changed without delay.
* Beware of common social engineering attacks, e.g. people pretending to be a police or Bank staff to ask you to tell them your password.
* Make sure that no one is looking over your shoulder as you are typing your password.
* Initial passwords given by DBS Vickers must be changed as soon as possible when the system is first accessed. The original print copy of this given initial password should be destroyed.
* Customers should not leave their online trading devices (e.g., computers) unattended if they are in the middle of a session.
* Exercise care in using the online trading devices if the computer used to access trading services is likely to be shared with others. For instance, removing the temporary files that were stored in the memory or on the hard disks of the customers' personal computers during usage of trading services, as the temporary files may contain sensitive information of the customers such as account numbers.
* Exercise caution if other password/account information detectors installed, as it is often very easy for people to discover the data that you are entering.
* Change your password if you feel uncomfortable of the security of your password.
You are responsible for transactions carried out using your password.
Choosing a Good Password
* Customers must select a password that cannot be easily guessed by other people and does not conform to a sequential convention. Examples of bad passwords are abcdefgh, 12345678, abcd1234, qwertyui, 22222222, 99990000, 11122233, 12341234, etc.
* Wherever possible the customers should think of a password that means something to them, but not to others.
* Customers should not choose their passwords from dictionary words, foreign words or words derived from dictionary words (e.g. backward words, like "drowssap" which is simply a backward spelling of the word "password")
* You may consider to choose your password by:
1. First choosing a phrase/sentence that is easy for you to remember (e.g. "DBS Vickers service needs strong password; for login") Close Windows
2. Take the initials of each words or convert the word to a letter or number (e.g. substitute "for" by "4")DTWsnsp4l
3. Convert some characters (e.g. 'T' to '7', 'l' to '1', 'q' to '9', 'z' to '2'), and pick "D7Wsnsp41" as the password.