ATHENS FEDERAL COMMUNITY BANK'S ONLINE BANKING SECURITY STATEMENT

 

Security
Your transactions are safe. Athens Federal Community Bank works with cutting-edge technology partners to ensure that the most secure environment is made possible for our valued customers. We offer you worry-free Internet banking. You can be confident of the following security measures:

 

Secure Communications
Our system ensures that data-exchanged between your PC and our computers are encrypted with 128-bit encryption - the strongest encryption available. Encryption is accomplished through Secure Sockets Layers (SSL), which utilizes mathematical formulas to ‘encrypt’ or hide information from prying eyes on the Internet. Additionally, if SSL detects that data was added or deleted after you sent it to the bank, the connection will be severed in order to guard against any tampering. The most popular browsers have the SSL security feature included. How can you tell if your browser is secure? Click here.

 

Secure Environment
Our computer system does not connect directly to the Internet. It is isolated from the network via a ‘firewall.’ A firewall is a combination of software and hardware products that designate parameters, and control and limit the access that outside computers have to the banks’ internal networks and databases. You can feel secure knowing that our firewall protects your personal information from unauthorized access.

 

Secure Login
User IDs and passwords are isolated from the Internet by being stored on Athens Federal Community Bank's computer. Additionally, user passwords vary with a minimum of eight characters. The system also checks for invalid logins and automatically disallows a user after three invalid attempts. This prohibits the ‘hacker’ from gaining access to our system, thus protecting your accounts.

 

Your Password
You will be responsible for maintaining one of the most important security measures: your password. When you receive your Athens Federal Community Bank online banking password for ebusiness, be sure to keep it a secret. Memorize it, or write it down and keep it in a safe place. It is not recommended you carry your password in your purse or wallet. Make sure no one watches you enter your password and always close your browser when leaving the computer. Make sure you regularly scan your computer for viruses that could be used to capture password keystrokes. You ultimately hold the key to your password security.

It is recommended that you change your Password every three months.