Our Security Guarantee
At TCU we understand how important safe, secure Online Banking is to you.
OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU--If you experience loss due to unauthorized online banking, we will reimburse you 100% provided you fulfill your responsibilities as outlined below and in the Direct Services Agreement - TCU Financial Group - Direct Services Agreement. For detailed information on Internet Security and your responsibilities visit: TCU Financial Group - Security is everyone's responsibility
What we do to protect your security
- 128-bit encryption
- Industry standard firewalls
- Automatic session time-out – your online banking session will automatically end after 15 minutes of inactivity
Protector your computer:
- Protect your password (PAC)
- Never share your password (PAC) with an individual or service provider
- Install Trusteer's Rapport software to protect yourself from online threats such as malware
- Install and use up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware software
- Use a firewall
- Use an up-to-date web browser
- Log out and close your browser at the end of each online banking session
- Contact TCU immediately if you suspect someone has gained knowledge of your PAC or if you suspect loss, theft or any unauthorized use of your account
Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, adware, most rootkits, and other malicious programs. Malware is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or code.
There are many good anti-virus/anti-malware products available both paid and free. Some examples include microsoft security essentials (free), norton, kaspersky, trend micro (paid). We do not endorse or recommend any particular product, these are just examples.
A firewall can either be software-based or hardware-based and is used to help keep a network secure. Its primary objective is to control the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether it should be allowed through or not. A network's firewall builds a bridge between an internal network that is assumed to be secure and trusted, and another network such as the Internet, that is not trusted.
Many personal computer operating systems include software-based firewalls to protect against threats from the Internet. (ex. windows firewall)
Many internet providers include a hardware firewall with some of their services, for example Sasktel homenet which is now included in high speed classic, plus, extreme, ultra includes a wireless networking, firewall protection and more. If you are unsure if you have a firewall provided by your internet service provider you should be able to contact them and ask.
 Oppliger, Rolf (May 1997). "Internet Security: FIREWALLS and BEYOND". Communications of the ACM 40 (5): 94.