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Does your bank use high-end encryption?

The strongest form of banking encryption is called “128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL).” This is the means by which your bank will scramble your data when you transmit information over the Internet, so it cannot be understood if your information were to be intercepted.  If you see a small padlock or a key in the bottom corner of your browser, and the Internet address changes from “http” to “https”, great!  This indicates that your information is being encrypted.  (See also, How
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How can I protect myself while banking online?

One important key to protecting yourself online is to make sure no one steals your username and password. Stolen passwords are at the root of the problem with online banking security, and Internet security overall. Anyone who has your password can access your accounts the same way that you do. That is why a second authentication factor, something you have, is such a strong security measure. A would-be criminal has to steal something physical from you, as well as your password, to commit an online fraud.

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How does Internet security work?

Internet browsers and Web servers have a secure way of talking to each other, or protocol, using a very powerful and flexible type of encryption.  You can tell when you have a secure connection by looking at the browser bar address window.  Instead of “http://mybank.com…” you will see “https://mybank.com…” as pictured below.  The “s” is for secure.  You will also see the padlock.

International

Does your bank use high-end encryption?

The strongest form of banking encryption is called “128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL).” This is the means by which your bank will scramble your data when you transmit information over the Internet, so it cannot be understood if your information were to be intercepted.  If you see a small padlock or a key in the bottom corner of your browser, and the Internet address changes from “http” to “https”, great!  This indicates that your information is being encrypted.  (See also, How
U.S.

How can I protect myself while banking online?

One important key to protecting yourself online is to make sure no one steals your username and password.  Stolen passwords are at the root of the problem with online banking security, and Internet security overall.  Anyone who has your password can access your accounts the same way that you do.  That is why a second authentication factor, something you have, is such a strong security measure.  (See, Does your bank use two-factor authentication?)  A would-be criminal has to steal something physical
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