Security

Your transactions are absolutely safe. Heritage Bank works with cutting edge technology partners to ensure that the most secure environment is made possible for our valued customers. We offer you worry free Internet banking. You can be completely confident of the following security measures:

Secure Communications
Our system ensures that data exchanged between your PC and our computers is encrypted with 128-bit encryption-the strongest encryption available. Encryption is accomplished through Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) which utilize mathematical formulas to "encrypt" or hide information from prying eyes on the Internet. Additionally, if SSL detects that data was added or deleted after you sent it to the bank, the connection will be severed in order to guard against any tampering. The most popular browsers have the SSL security feature built in. How can you tell if your browser is secure?

Secure Environment
Our computer system does not connect directly to the Internet. It is isolated from the network via a "firewall". A firewall is a combination of software and hardware products that designate parameters. control and limit the access that outside computers have to the banks internal network and databases. You can feel secure knowing that our firewall protects your personal nformation from unauthorized access.

It is imperative that you keep your computer up to date.  You must maintain anti-virus protection, a current supported operating system and firewall.  Windows XP is no longer a current supported operating system as of April 8, 2014, as Microsoft has discontinued support.

Secure Login
User ID's and passwords are isolated from the Internet by being stored on Heritage Bank's computer. This way the passwords and ID's can never be accessed or downloaded by anyone on the Internet. Additionally, user passwords can vary from eight to twelve characters, which means the chance of randomly guessing a password is less than one in 1 billion! The system also checks for invalid logins and automatically disallows a user after three invalid attempts. This prohibits the "hacker" from gaining access to our system thus protecting your accounts.

Your Password
You will be responsible for maintaining one of the most important security measures, your password. When you receive your Online@Heritage password, be sure to keep it a secret. Memorize it, or write it down and keep it in a safe place. It is not recommended you carry your password in your purse or wallet. Make sure no one watches you enter your password and always close your browser when leaving the computer. Make sure you regularly scan your computer for viruses that could be used to capture password keystrokes. You ultimately hold the key to your password security. Not even a bank employee knows your password. Heritage Bank will NEVER send you an email requesting you to update user codes or passwords. Report any such requests to the Security Officer at 757-648-1700. For your security, you will be required to change your password periodically during the login process.

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