for EICI Internet Application
EICI employs a range of security features for its
Internet Application. These measures extend from data encryption to
firewalls. EICI uses the most advanced commercially available 128-bit
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to ensure that the
information exchanged between the customer's Computer and EICI Severs over
the Internet is secure and cannot be accessed by any third party. SSL has
been universally accepted on the World Wide Web for authenticated and
encrypted communication between customers' computers and servers.
The firewall (virtual electronic fence that prevents unauthorized access
to EICI servers), together with 128-bit SSL encryption technology, helps
to provide some of the best security commercially available to keep your
password, account details and other sensitive information protected during
its transmission over the Internet.
Security anticipation using technological approach works best in conjunction
with User participation to exercise caution while providing information
or transacting through Internet.
EICI recommends following measures to all Internet Users to ensure secured
Security of your Internet User ID and Password
To enhance the security in
conducting transactions, it is recommended that you adopt the following
- Change your Password after your first login
and thereafter at least once in a month.
- You password should be complex and difficult
for others to guess. Use letters, numbers and special characters [such
as !,@, #,$, %, ^, &,* (, )] in your passwords. These increase
the security of the passwords.
- If in case you have accessed a website requiring
usage of your passwords from a PC other than your own or from a shared
PC, change your passwords after such use.
General Tips on Internet Security
- Open e-mails only when you know the sender.
Take special care while opening attachments as it may carry a virus.
- Be very sure of the website address. A website
address is reflected on your Internet Browser. This check is recommended
every time you provide any information about yourself.
- Look for the padlock symbol at the bottom
right of a web page to ensure the site is running in secure mode BEFORE
you input sensitive information. Make SURE that you have latest anti-virus
software. An Anti-virus software needs frequent updates to guard against
new viruses. Such general updates are usually available Free of Cost
from Service Providers.
- If possible, install a personal firewall
to help prevent unauthorized access to your home computer, especially
if you connect through a cable or DSL modem.
- Do not keep computers online when not in
use. Either shut them off or physically disconnect them from Internet