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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 group. 

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 example.

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 information. 

Thank you.  Any further questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Learn more about  Identity Theft and Tips to avoid scams

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