Recommended security measures and online safety tips
By following our tips, Online Banking at Farmers State Bank can be a safe and efficient method for handling your banking needs.
User Identification and Password
Security starts at your computer. Never share your User ID or password with anyone. Make sure your password is hard to guess by combining random numbers and letters instead of using your birth date, pet's name or other personally identifiable choices.
Secure Sockets Layer Encryption
We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, a trusted method of securing internet transactions. This technology scrambles data as it travels between your computer and FSB, making it difficult for anyone to access your account information.
Secure Access Code
You need a secure access code each time you login to our I-banking system from a new device. It is delivered to you via email, phone call, or SMS text message. You can opt to have your device registered so that you do not have to complete the Secure Access Code process in the future unless you access FSB I-banking from a different device. If you delete the security certificate or "cookie" that activates your computer for later use, you will need another secure access code.
In addition to your personal password security, we have added another layer of security called browser registration that runs in the background and helps verify your identity at login.
Online Banking Safety Tips:
- Ensure your web browser, operating system, anti-virus software and other applications are current and support 128-bit encryption.
- Memorize your passwords.
- Exit your I-banking session when finished.
- Do not leave your computer unattended when logged in to I-banking.
- Do not use public computers or unsecured WiFi when accessing.
If you receive an error when logged into your account, report the error to a customer service representative at (877) 372-1879.