What precautions does Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union take to protect my financial information on the Internet?
We use cryptographic technology to protect your account information as it is transmitted over the Internet. We use the highest form of encryption available (128-bit), which is reserved primarily for financial institutions. To break the coding on 128-bit encryption, it would take a hacker roughly 10,700,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years, provided he or she harnessed the power of 1,000 Central Processing Units (CPU’s) and typed 1,000 characters per second, 24 hours per day. Other security tools are available to insure the integrity of your data. Firewalls and filtering routers are used to secure our computers that transmit information across the Internet, and a “trusted” operating system is employed to protect your account information from both internal and external threats. As added security, you are required to enter you member number and a unique password (also called a Personal Identification Number, or PIN) when you log into OnlineACCESS.