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What Home Users Can Do

 ► Use a suite of automatically updating security tools that includes anti-Spyware, firewall and anti-virus software.

 ► Be sure your operating system and Web browser are set to automatically update.
► Use long, complex passwords for both your computer and your wireless network that include numbers, symbols and letters,     and change them every 90 days.
► Maintain vigilance online and be skeptical about giving up personal information.
► Turn off your computer when you are not using it.
► Employ the same online safety behaviors when “surfing” on a mobile device.
► Be on the lookout for signs of an infected computer including slower processing times, unwanted pop-up ads and increased spam.
► Talk to your kids about good online safety and security habits, including protecting their personal information and their reputation.
► Know what sites your children are visiting online, and check their social networking regularly.
► Regularly back up your files either online or to an external hard drive (and store in a secure location).
► Post cyber security tips on your favorite community Listserv.
► Go to your favorite search engine and search by your name and other family members to see what is on the web about you.
► Make sure your children know that they can come to you if something online makes them uncomfortable, including what others are posting about them, unwanted contacts, and questions they have about staying safe online.

► Learn more at

2009 Security & Database Breaches Master List click on link below


The Easy Way To Switch to First State Bank

Our Switch Kit makes it quick and easy to switch your current bank account to your new account at First State Bank. Everything you need to make a smooth and trouble-free transition to your new account is provided right here. All you have to do is print and mail the forms to the appropriate companies and/or individuals. Plus, we can even help you find the names and contact information if you have any problems.

Switch to First State Bank in four easy steps!

  1. Open an account at First State Bank by printing and filling out our New Account Application Form and bringing it in to the branch nearest you.
  2. Stop using your old account.
  3. Use our Automatic Withdrawal Change Form and Direct Deposit Change Form to change automatic withdrawals and direct deposits to your new First State Bank account. You can use our handy Account Switch Checklist to track the automatic withdrawals and direct deposits you are switching.
  4. Use the Close Account Form to close your old account after all checks have cleared or contact your old financial institution to see if it has required forms to fill out.

Switch Kit Forms:

Important reminders when switching your accounts: 

  • Include a voided check or deposit slip from your new First State Bank account for verification purposes when you set up a new direct deposit.
  • Make certain you have enough funds in your old account to cover any pending automatic payments and any outstanding transactions.
  • Destroy any unused checks, deposit slips, ATM or check cards from your old account.


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