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Security Changes in our Internet Banking

May 23, 2014

Internet Banking Security ChangesWe are making two important changes to the process of accessing our Internet Banking websites. *

Beginning May 29th. you will no longer be presented with your pre-selected "security picture" during your log-in process.

This picture was used to give some assurance that you were on the Bank's server instead of a fake "phishing" site.  Over time, hackers have developed techniques that make this picture an obsolete security measure.

Instead, we have begun using what's known as an "Extended Validation" (EV) security certificate.  This is a common approach that you may have encountered on other secure websites that you may visit.  You will know you are on the Bank's website by observing how your browser's address bar will turn the color green.  In addition, you can click on the certificate for information confirming that the certificate was issued by the website security firm Thawte, Inc., and will also confirm the processor of our Internet Banking service (Fiserv, Inc.)  The use of such a security certificate is very difficult to "spoof," thereby giving you a much greater assurance that you are using the Bank's Internet Banking services.

Aside from the changes described above, you will see no other changes to your Internet Banking experience.

Visit our Education Center for more information and tips on "safe internet banking." 

 

* Special note:  If you already use a special password security token in your log-in process, you will not see any changes in how you access Internet Banking.

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