When accessing Online Banking, Bank Statements, MasterCard® Statements or ScoreCard® Rewards the privacy of communications between you (your browser) and our servers is ensured via encryption. Encryption scrambles messages exchanged between your browser and the online server.
For your protection, our servers require the browser to connect at 128-bit encryption (versus the less-secure 40-bit encryption). If your browser is unable to access the online service in question, this will be because it does not support at least 128-bit encryption.
If your browser does not support 128-bit encryption, you must upgrade to continue to access the website’s secure pages. Please read below for specific browser information.
Firefox and Safari – Encryption levels
Both browsers recently designated as supported for use with DI products, Firefox 1.0 and Safari 1.2, use strong 128-bit encryption when accessing secure sites, to ensure safe and secure transmittal of private data such as account and payment information.
Firefox and Safari – How end users can determine which levels of encryption they have
Firefox – In Firefox, this option is not visible until connected to a site. Negotiation occurs between the client browser and the server at run-time. To view the encryption level being used while connected to a specific secure site, you can do the following:
Or: double-click the yellow ‘lock’ icon in the lower right corner of the screen while connected to a secure site.
Safari – The Safari browser displays a ‘lock’ icon at the top right corner of the browser window when you’re viewing a secure (https://) site. This symbol is absent when viewing an unsecured (http://) site. Safari can use both 40-bit and 128-bit “strong” encryption; the website determines which level of encryption is used at a given time.
Other browsers that support 128-bit encryption also may work. More information on some common browsers is available via these links: