At Alpine Credit Union, security is always a top priority. We have installed an encryption system with Rapid SSL. This provides a standard and 256 bit encryption for our entire website. Encryption scrambles data sent between our server and your computer. Encryption uses complex algorithms to scramble this data and only our server has the key to unscramble this information. All data sent between you and Alpine Credit Union uses this encryption technology. Above is the Rapid SSL seal, where you can visit their website at www.rapidssl.com for more information. If you have any questions about our web site or concerns with security, please call 801-225-0256 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To best protect your online account, we require two levels of authentication. When you enroll in Internet Banking with Alpine Credit Union, you will be required to set up a unique image as well as security questions, that will be presented to you on every log in. This is called two-factor authentication, making it more challenging for unauthorized people to gain access to your account.
In addition to our rigorous authentication procedures, we also monitor accounts for abnormal transaction behaviors to help fraud mitigation. We keep you safe when you use Internet Banking.
What supplementary measures can I take to ensure security?
Maintain a clean computer.
- Use your security software to scan your external devices and USB’s, as they can be affected by viruses and malware.
- Computers, gaming systems, smartphones and other Web-enabled items need to be protected.
- The best defense against viruses, malware, and other online threats is having the latest updates in security, Web browsers, and operating systems software.
- Many programs will automatically connect and update to fight known risks. If automatic updates is an option, we suggest turning that on.
Protect your private information.
- Own your online footprint: Set the privacy and security settings on sites to your comfort level for information sharing, when available.
- Many account suppliers now offer more ways for you verify who you are before you perform business on that site. Ask for security beyond passwords.
- Make separate passwords for every account.
- Produce passwords strong and long -- combine lowercase and capital letters with symbols and numbers.
- Write passwords down and keep them safe on a list that's stored in a secure place away from your computer.
Get Online with care.
- Get knowledge about Wi-Fi hotspots: Adjust the security settings to limit who can access your machine and watch the type of business you perform.
- When shopping, see if the sites are security-enabled. Look for web addresses with https:// or shttp://, which means it takes extra measures to help protect your information.
- When in doubt, throw it out: Links in emails, tweets, posts, and online advertising are often the way cyber criminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, even if you know the source, it is best to mark it as junk mail or delete it.
Be a good internet citizen.
- The “Golden Post” rule: Post about others as you would have them post about you.
- What you do online has the ability to affect everyone - at home, at work, and around the world. Practicing good habits helps the global digital community.
- Report stolen finances or identities and other cyber crime to www.ic3.gov and your state attorney general or local law enforcement agency as appropriate.
- Want up to date information on current cyber threats? Go to staysafeonline.org/ncsam/ to find that information and more!
Be Web smart.
- Be careful of messages that implore you to act immediately, ask for personal information or offer something that sounds too good to be true.
- Stay up to date. Keep pace with new ways to stay safe online and click here often: www.alpinecu.com/internet-security
- Back up your valuable work, music, photos, and other digital information by making electronic copies and storing them securely.