About Online Features and Security
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Like most people, you may have questions about working with your personal or business finances over the Internet. While Intuit and your financial institution work together to safeguard your financial data, there are factors that we cannot control such as whether you are using a well-chosen password, the physical security of your computer, and the effectiveness of safeguards being used when you access the Internet. Click a link below to learn more about safeguarding your data.
- Security with online financial services
Intuit uses industry-standard encryption and authentication methods. For more information, see What do I need to know about the way Quicken protects my financial information?
Financial institutions also safeguard the security of customer information on their internal systems by maintaining the physical security of and access to computers, private keys, and customer IDs and passwords.
For additional information, choose Help menu > Privacy Statement.
- Security protocols
Encryption methods used by Intuit to provide secure SSL connections include 128-bit RC4 and 168-bit triple DES. Financial institutions and processors have the option of using stronger encryption. Additional security precautions include digital signatures and digital certificates.
- Take advantage of Quicken's built-in security
Quicken includes the following built-in security features:
- The ability to password protect your Quicken data files.
- The ability to review and delete online payment instructions before you connect and send them over the Internet.
- Take standard precautions
Intuit recommends that you take the following precautions to further protect your information, including:
- Memorizing, regularly changing, and not sharing passwords
- Using antivirus and anti-spyware programs
- Installing a personal firewall on your home computer
- Not allowing others to access your financial data files
- Carefully reading prompts before sending transactions over the Internet
- Using an Internet service provider with strong security practices
For additional information see the FTC's Computer Information Security Web site.