QI'm still hesitant about banking online. Can other people see my account information?
A Your account information is just as secure as it is at your physical brick and mortar bank. We continuously monitor our systems to ensure that they meet the latest security standards. This includes using the latest security encryption methods and software.

QWhat about filling out applications online? How secure is that?
A Filling out applications online is as secure as the Online Banking system. Your entire session, from beginning to end, is encrypted. Our system supports 128-bit encryption, so you can also use the latest browser from Netscape or Microsoft that supports this security level. In fact, the highest encryption Netscape and Microsoft browsers support is 128-bit, so you will be using the highest bit encryption currently available if you use a 128-bit encryption capable browser.

QI keep hearing a lot about encryption? What exactly is it, and why does it make everything more secure?
A Encryption is the process of mathematically encoding data in such a way that they are scrambled to everyone except those parties possessing the correct key for decoding them. Encryption is expressed in terms of the number of bits used in the mathematical process. The greater the number, the more secure the data. 128 bits is currently the maximum number of bits available and this is the level used by Bank of Bolivar's online banking system."

QWhat about information that is stored? Is it encrypted as well?
A Information stored on our system is also encrypted using 128 bits.

QI'd like to know more about the security methods you have implemented. Where can I read more?
A For a more detailed description of the security features in our Online Banking system, please see our Online Banking System Security Overview.


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