Internet Browser Security


Date: April 2, 2018
Topic: TLS 1.2 Security

The privacy of your accounts and personal information is extremely important to us! For this reason, we insist on a secure connection between your device and our Online Banking system. We periodically upgrade our security settings in order to proactively preserve this secure connection, and this is one of those times.

By Monday May 14, 2018, we need you to ensure that TLS 1.2 (Transport Layer Security) is enabled within your internet browser. Many devices have TLS 1.2 automatically enabled, but if yours does not, please follow the directions below based on your choice of internet browser. If you don’t enable TLS 1.2, you will simply be unable to access Online Banking beginning May 15 until you turn on this advanced encryption option.

Our bankers are working hard every day to protect your data and we appreciate your assistance in this security upgrade! If you have any questions, feel free to call our Electronic Banking Department at (309) 284-1365.

 

Internet BrowsersTLS 1.2 Compatibility
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11Compatible by Default
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and 10Capable when running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
Microsoft EdgeCompatible by Default
Apple Safari Version 7 and higherCompatible by Default
Mozilla Firefox 27 and higherCompatible
Google Chrome 30 and higherCompatible

 

Please follow the instructions below to enable TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2 for the following browsers:

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Select Tools and then Internet Options
2. Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab
3. Scroll down to the ‘Security’ section
4. Within the ‘Security’ section, ensure TLS 1.2 is checked. If it is not, check the TLS 1.2 box and click apply.
     a. Note: Do not uncheck the TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 boxes as other web sites may use these encryption methods.
5. Close Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

 

 

Microsoft Edge

 1. There are no options for enabling TLS protocols. If you are using Microsoft Edge, TLS 1.2 is automatically enabled.

 

Apple Safari

 1. There are no options for enabling TLS protocols. If you are using Safari version 7 or greater, TLS 1.2 is automatically enabled

 

Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome
2. Hold the <Alt> key down and press the letter <F> then Select Settings
3. Scroll down and select Show advanced settings
4. Scroll down to the Network or System section and click on Open/Change proxy settings
5. Select the Advanced tab
6. Within the ‘Security’ section, ensure TLS 1.2 is checked. If it is not, check the TLS 1.2 box and click apply.
     a. Note: Do not uncheck the TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.1 boxes as other web sites may use these encryption methods.
7. Click OK
8. Close Google Chrome

 

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open Firefox
2. In the address bar, type ‘about:config’ and press Enter
    a. If prompted with a warning, continue to the next page.
3. In the Search field, enter ‘tls’. Find and double-click the entry for ‘security.tls.version.min’
4. Set the integer value to 3 to force protocol of TLS 1.2
5. Click OK
6. Close Mozilla Firefox
    a. Note: If you need assistance with updating Firefox, please contact your computer support provider.

Mozilla

 

 

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