By utilizing Digital Certificate technology, Oostburg
State bank ensures the accuracy and security of any data
that is transmitted to us using our secure forms.
Digital encryption technology utilizes a long set
of codes to scramble and then decode information. A
digital key is simply a very special number or group of
numbers that is carefully chosen to have certain
mathematical properties. Depending on the encryption
algorithm being used the key may be a large random
number or a set of related numbers. These keys are the
basis of on-line identity verification. Once
information has been scrambled using the public set of
codes for Oostburg State Bank, the only place they can ever
be decoded is on our Secure Server. This data is
not shared with or sold to any other institution or
Another very important part of this technology has to
do with secure browsers. Most modern browsers
easily handle encryption codes, however if you are using
an older version of the software, it would be wise to
upgrade now. Then you know you have the best
security protection available. 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 your
browser. Instead of the usual
http:// you will notice that it
has changed to https:// The
's' denotes 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. A picture of a lock, similar
to the one used in our secure graphic, is a good
Test your browser now by clicking here. TEST
Our Loan Application should open.
If you do not see that it is performing the security
based on the notes above, please feel free to
download a newer version of the browser now. Click
on the picture of your choice.
Email Security Notice
Email is not a secure transmission route. Thus we ask
that you never send sensitive personal information like
Social Security numbers, Account numbers, Credit Card
numbers or any type of password via email to Oostburg
State Bank or anyone else. Please use one of our secured
forms or a telephone call when submitting this
Thank you. Any further questions or comments,
please Contact Us.
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