Help Centre: Technical & Security Information

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Technical Support Help
ANZ Share Investing is committed to protecting your secure and personal information using cutting edge technology on our web site and trading platforms. However, there are some basic measures that you should take to maintain your online security. Below are some steps which you should take to protect, not only your ANZ Share Investing information, but also your computer in general from potentially harmful software’s and viruses.
Below are Hints and Tips on how to help secure your online experience.

System Requirements

Below is a list of the supported browser and operating system combinations:

  Firefox 24 Apple Safari 4.x Google Chrome Microsoft IE6 Microsoft IE7 Microsoft IE8 Microsoft IE9 and above
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Latest Security Updates
We recommend keeping your computer updated with the latest security updates. Details on how to do this are on the following links:


Active Trader Requirements

IRESS Trader Requirements
  • Supported Operating systems: Windows 2000; Windows XP Service Pack 2; Mac OS cannot run webIRESS. “Apple” do not support standard Java installation technology. However, it is possible to run webIRESS via a Windows emulator, but this is not officially supported.
  • Supported Browsers – Internet Explorer 6.0 and above
  • Minimum Processor speed - Pentium 3 (500Mhz Minimum)
  • RAM – 256 MB
  • Minimum Internet Connection speed: Minimum 56k modem, but broadband highly recommended. Additional Firewall and Network Configurations:
If clients access IRESS Trader through a firewall, the client software will attempt to initiate a direct socket connection to port 6080 on the Data Feed server. When a direct connection is unavailable a lesser quality connection will be established via port 80 using the HTTP protocol. With either connection (port 6080 or HTTP port 80) the firewall being used must not remove Java applet tags from incoming HTML. Some firewalls can be configured to strip Java applet tags from incoming pages. This product cannot work through such a firewall unless special dispensation is given to HTML from the source server (WEB.IRESS.COM.AU). To test if your firewall is blocking these ports please click here.
Pro requirements
  • Supported Operating systems: Windows 2000; Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1. MAC OS 10 may be supported using Windows Emulation Software (Please note ANZ Share Investing does not supply or provide support for this software)
  • Supported Browsers – Internet Explorer 6.0 and above
  • Minimum Processor speed - Pentium 3 (1GHz Minimum)
  • Minimum RAM – 1 GB
  • Minimum Internet Connection Speed: Broadband

Online Security

Our website utilises SSL (secure socket layer) technology for all communications. We also utilise encrypted cookies to retain your logged on status. This multiple layer approach to security is designed to ensure the protection of your private information. Look for the Padlock Symbol either at the bottom of your Internet browser or at the end of the address bar. The presence of this padlock indicates you have connected to our secure environment.
Internet Explorer Firefox Safari
IE 8 Padlock Firefox Padlock Safari Padlock

MoneyGram money transfer hoax

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We are aware that a hoax advertisement appearing on car sale sites such as CarsGuide is using unsolicitated references to ANZ Share Investing as a money transfer agent. ANZ Share Investing is not involved in car sales, nor the alluded MoneyGram money transfers. ANZ Share Investing is not liable for any losses related to these scam ads.
You should not rely upon any reference to "ANZ Share Investing" unless the following text appears: 
"© 2003 ANZ Share Investing Financial Corporation and ANZ Share Investing. All rights reserved.  ANZ Share Investing and the Asterisk Logo are registered trademarks of ANZ Share Investing Financial Corporation or its subsidiaries and are used with permission".
If you have information about this hoax, please contact us immediately.
MoneyGram hoax

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 and above
Firefox may automatically select a certificate, to see Firefox's security and certificate settings click on Tools then Options.
> Firefox 1.5: Click on the Advanced icon then the Security tab. > Firefox 2.0 or above: Click on the Advanced icon then the Encryption tab.
Firefox 1.5 Advanced Security Firefox 2. Advanced Security
Safari - Mac OS
If you are seeing a message such as below, your certificate may be out of date, select “trust” to accept the certificate.
Safari Certificate
Windows Update
Windows XP users will need to need to run a Windows Update to obtain the latest certificates from Microsoft.
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. From Tools select Windows Update. Click to Enlarge
3. Select Express on the Windows Update screen. This will then search for updates for your installation of Windows. Click to Enlarge
4. Once this is complete, select Install Updates. Click to Enlarge
5. Reboot your computer and return to the this website.
Windows 2000 users require this specific upgrade. Please note you must have administrator privileges in order run the upgrade. Please contact your network administrator if you do not have the appropriate access.

Protect your Passwords

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This website does not use the version of Open SSL impacted by the Heartbleed bug and so customers do not need to change their passwords as a result of this vulnerability. It is a measure of good practice though to change your password on a regular basis.
To help protect your account against unauthorized access while you are away from your computer we will log you out of your current session after 30 minutes of inactivity. However, you can further protect your account by not accessing your account in public places like libraries or Internet café’s, where PC’s may not be free from Viruses and Trojans that can capture your log on information.
We recommend that you change your passwords regularly. When choosing your passwords try not use generic or common passwords (for example, 1234, your surname, or a pets name) that may be easy for somebody to guess. We do not recommend you store your passwords on your computer, as they may be easily accessible if your computer is compromised. Keep your passwords safe and do not disclose them to any other unauthorized person.
The Internet Explorer Auto-complete feature may remember Usernames and Passwords that you enter for your convenience. We recommend that you do not allow this feature to remember your passwords. You can set your browser to prompt you before saving a password. You can access these settings through the “Content” tab of “Internet Options”.
Mozilla Firefox also contains a Password Remembering service. We recommend that you do not allow this feature to remember your passwords however Firefox allows an additional level of security using a master password.
To set a master password or view password settings, click on Tools then Options
Firefox 1.5: click on Privacy then the Passwords tab to open the password settings. Firefox 2: click on Security to open the password settings.
Firefox 1.5 passwords
To turn password remembering off make sure the Remember Passwords checkbox is left un-ticked or to set a master password click on Set Master Password. Click Ok to apply.
Firefox2 Passwords
To turn password remembering off make sure the Remember Passwords for sites checkbox is left un-ticked or to set a master password check the Use a master password checkbox and click on the Change Master Password button. Click Ok to apply.

Logging off the ANZ Share Investing website

After you log out, please be sure to close your internet browser to enhance the security of your account information. This is especially important if other people can access the computer you are using, for instance if you are at an internet café.


Run Windows Security Updates

Windows update connects to the site that provides updates for Windows operating system. This feature addresses known issues and helps protect against known security threats.

Running the Windows update feature on your Internet Explorer regularly will keep your computer protected with the latest security updates. You can access “Windows Update” from the “Tools” menu on Internet Explorer.


Windows Update

Install Anti-Virus Software

Viruses and trojans (such as keystroke loggers) can infect your computer at any time and corrupt your computer's software or data. Viruses and trojans can be downloaded from the internet, from email attachments or from file storage media. Viruses can cause detrimental effects to your software and data if not detected and removed properly from your machine.

To protect your computer and your data, install anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date. The threat of new viruses infecting your machine is constant so the best way to keep your machine immune to these new viruses is to keep your antivirus software up to date. Most anti-virus software will include an auto-update feature for this purpose.

Use Firewall Software

A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that blocks unwanted information and access to your computer. A firewall will potentially block all Internet traffic to a computer unless the user specifically allows it. The use of a firewall is good practice for blocking hacker attempts and port scanning on your computer, which can compromise the security of your personal information. These programs can typically let you choose what programs are allowed to access the internet, preventing unauthorised access.

Firewalls can also stop spyware from sending your personal information from your computer across the internet.

Install Anti-Spyware/Adware Software

Spyware is third party software used to keep track of particular users movements online. Spyware is can be used for marketing purposes by companies interested in your internet usage and activity. These programs can also send out your personal details such as your name, email address, and other personal information. Although most spyware do not affect your machine drastically, some spyware can be critical and cause disruptions to your Internet experience. It is very important to keep your anti-spyware software up to date so that it can identify and remove current spyware programs.

Ad-ware is similar to spyware, although it re-directs your browser to connect to unwanted and unknown websites. These websites may pop-up at any time whilst online in one or multiple windows.


There are a range of excellent anti-spyware and anti-adware software available free of charge from


Email Security and Fraud

ANZ Share Investing is aware that some customers have received fraudulent emails, purporting to originate from ANZ Share Investing Financial, that request customers to verify personal details by clicking on a link contained within the email. ANZ Share Investing treats your privacy extremely seriously and will never send an email asking you to verify your log on details. If you have received an email asking you to confirm your personal information, please delete it immediately and do not click on the link. For the security of your account you should always log on to the ANZ Share Investing website by typing the website address into the address bar in your browser. If you are concerned that the security of your account details may have been compromised, please contact ANZ Share Investing Client Services Team immediately.

Etrade Fraudulent Email

Safe and secure tips for online trading
Hoax emails claiming to be from ANZ Share Investing are often generated overseas, and are sent in bulk. The email asks the recipient to provide sensitive information such as their username, password, Customer Registration Number or PIN by providing a link leading to a fake website, enabling thieves to gather the details for later fraudulent use.

Usually the hoax email shows a fake website mimicking the ‘look and feel’ of ANZ Share Investing’s web site.

IMPORTANT: We will never send you an email requesting your personal details or log on information.

If you receive an email requesting you to re-register or re-enter sensitive details, delete it immediately and contact us.

You can minimise your chances of being a victim of these scams by:

  • Typing ‘’ into your Internet browser to log on to your trading account.
  • Treating all emails requesting personal log on information such as username, password or PIN with extreme caution.
    Authentic ANZ Share Investing emails will not request personal details or log on information.
  • Immediately deleting emails of unknown origins, no matter how innocent or provocative the subject headings sound.
  • Changing your password on a regular basis.
    Keeping your anti-virus and firewalls up-to-date and perform regular scans of your computer.


Rollover Menus

Rollover menus is a feature we’ve introduced to speed up how you navigate through the ANZ Share Investing website. Now when you hover your mouse over any of the black tabs you’ll be able to see all the links to pages within that category.

If you prefer the static menu option, you can switch off the rollover feature. The rollover menus can be switched on or off by clicking the icon next to the “add to favourites” icon on the home page as shown below:

To switch rollover menus back on click the icon again. Hovering your mouse over the icon will tell you if your menu is currently static or dynamic.

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
Several areas of the website require Adobe Acrobat reader to be installed on your computer to be accessed. Acrobat is primarily required when you open your contract notes or view a news announcement. Obtaining Acrobat Reader is a free download from the Adobe homepage.

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