First Federal Bank Prepares for Transport Layer Security (TLS) Standards for Online Banking 

 

To maintain the highest standards for our data security and to align with the payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS) and industry best practices, we are disabling TLS 1.0 and 1.1. As we enhance our systems to align with industry standards, our customers will need to verify if their operating systems or browsers support TLS 1.2 and upgrade if necessary.

 

About Transport Layer Security (TLS)

 

Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that ensures that a connection to a remote endpoint is securely encrypted in order to provide privacy and data integrity. TLS 1.2 is the most current version and is considered to be the most secure. TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are earlier, now less secure versions.

 

What this means to you, our customer . . .

 

To prepare for this change, you will need to ensure that you are using an operating system and browser that supports TLS 1.2. Below is a basic TLS 1.2 compatibility chart.

 

Browsers and Operating Systems

TLS 1.2 Compatibility Notes

Microsoft Edge

Compatible by default

Microsoft IE Desktop and mobile version 11

Compatible by default

Microsoft IE Desktop version 9 and 10

Capable when run in Windows 7 or newer, but not enabled by default

Firefox 27 and higher

Compatible by default

Google Chrome 38 and higher

Compatible by default

Mobile Safari versions 5 and higher

Compatible by default

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher

Compatible by default

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and below

Not Compatible with TLS 1.2

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

Compatible by default

Microsoft XP/Vista and below

Not compatible with TLS 1.2

 

 

Check your TLS settings here:   https://www.howsmyssl.com

 

How to turn on TLS – a Quick Help Guide to the top operation systems/browsers . . .

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer
  2. From the menu bar, click Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab
  3. Scroll down to Security category, manually check the option box for Use TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2
  4. Click OK
  5. Close your browser and restart Internet Explorer

 

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click Alt F and select Settings
  3. Scroll down and select Show advanced settings...
  4. Scroll down to the Network section and click on Change proxy settings...
  5. Select the Advanced tab
  6. Scroll down to Security category, manually check the option box for Use TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2
  7. Click OK
  8. Close your browser and restart Google Chrome

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Firefox
  2. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter
  3. In the Search field, enter tls. Find and double-click the entry for security.tls.version.min
  4. Set the integer value to 3 to force protocol of TLS 1.3
  5. Click OK
  6. Close your browser and restart Mozilla Firefox

 

Apple Safari

There are no options for enabling SSL protocols. If you are using Safari version 7 or greater, TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 are automatically enabled.

 

 

 

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