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Tips for Improving Your Cyber Security Preparedness

Your security is our top priority at Farmers Savings Bank. In an increasingly digital world, you need to stay up to date with online security practices and new threats. Our resources listed here will help you stay informed and ensure you’re taking the necessary precautions.

You can also view information about Online Banking Security.

 

Online Banking Security

Passwords

In order to log on to your Online Banking account, you will need to sign up by completing the enrollment form and submitting it to us.  A generic Access ID and Password will be mailed to you in 1-2 business days. For optimum security we require all users to change their Access ID and Passwords the first time they use Online Banking. This initializes your Online Banking account.

Some things to remember as you initialize your Online Banking account:

  • You are a First-Time User until you log on to your Online Banking account.
  • Follow all First-Time User prompts and buttons.
  • All First-Time Users must click on "First-Time Users Click Here to Log In" button at the top of the Log In screen before entering Access ID and Password.
  • Your Access ID and Password are generic numbers that are randomly generated.
  • New passwords must be 8-12 characters in length and include, 1 number, 1 uppercase, and 1 special character (!, @, #, $, %). Example: MyBank12$

Browser Encryption

All customer information is encrypted using 128-bit secure browser with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and supported with digital certificates. This means that your information submitted on our forms is safe and secure as it travels over the Internet.

Please note that Online Banking will work best when using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

To test your current browser, see the information below. There are several ways to tell if the security is working. A small window may pop up to tell you that this is a secure link and do you want to continue...

  • When it does switch over to a secure link, look at the link address up in the location window of the browser. Instead of the usual http:// you will notice that is has changed to https:// The 's' designates Secure Mode. If that does NOT show up, you are not in secure mode.
  • Most browsers also have a small graphic that will pop up and stay in the lower right hand corner of the browser window to denote that you are browsing in a secure mode. Usually picture of a lock is used for this graphic.