PC points security
We recognize security as critically important to our customers.
When you connect with the President's Choice Financial®
secure PC points area, your browser is validated to ensure that it meets our
minimum security requirements. The two most common levels of encryption are
40-bit and 128-bit and they have both been implemented commercially on popular
browsers like Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The encryption we use during on-line sessions to transmit your financial data
is based on a highest level of security currently available in North America,
to prevent the risk of the information being intercepted and read by a third
Currently, to access the President's Choice Financial secure PC points area, you need: a Netscape browser version 6.2 or better with a minimum 40-bit (128-bit recommended) encryption technology a Microsoft browser version 5.5 or better with a minimum 40-bit (128-bit recommended) encryption technology.
You should be aware of the potential compatibility and security issues regarding certain Netscape and Microsoft browsers. Both Netscape and Microsoft often update their browsers to fix identified problems. We recommend that you stay current with security information concerning these browsers by visiting the Netscape or Microsoft security sites. If you are uncertain about the security of any websites you have visited we recommend you close your browser and restart it before visiting the President's Choice Financial secure PC points area. In order to maintain proper online security, your computer system must meet these minimum standards:
- Netscape browser version 6.2 or better with a minimum 40-bit (128-bit recommended) encryption technology
- Microsoft Internet Explorer browser version 5.5 or better with a minimum 40-bit (128-bit recommended) encryption technology
We strongly recommend that you use 128-bit encryption. To download the most recent version of Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer please select a link below.
Netscape Navigator is a trademark of Netscape Communications
Corporation and Microsoft Internet Explorer is a trademark of Microsoft
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Authentication and Encryption
SSL server authentication allows you to confirm a web server's identity. Your browser
can automatically check that a server's certificate and public ID are valid and have
been issued by a certificate authority (CA), such as VeriSign. Authentication is vital for
secure e-commerce transactions in which you are sending private and confidential
information over the web and first want to verify the receiving server's identity.
An encrypted SSL connection requires all information sent between a client (your
computer) and a server to be encrypted by the sender and decrypted by the receiver.
This protects private information from being intercepted over the Internet. In addition,
all data sent over an encrypted SSL connection is protected with a mechanism for
detecting tampering - that is, for automatically determining whether the data has been
altered in transit. This means that you can confidently send private data, such as your
account info, to us via our website trusting that SSL keeps it private and confidential.
We use Extended Validation (EV) SSL, the highest standard in the Internet security
industry for Web site authentication, to secure your online transaction with us. EV SSL
signifies that our organization has passed a rigorous identity authentication process.
The EV SSL Certificate triggers your browser address to display https:// and if you use
a browser released in 2007 or later (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7) your
address bar will turn a noticeable green color.
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