Protecting Online Data

Ensuring the privacy and security of your financial information is a top priority in developing the direct connection between you and your financial institution for online banking and bill payment.

Quicken includes these special features to ensure that your financial information is secure:

  • Passwords
    A password is a barrier against an unauthorized attempt to access a computer system or information contained on a computer. Quicken for Windows contains two password features to ensure that only those users with the correct password have access to your financial information.
     
  • File Passwords
    The Quicken File Password feature restricts access to the financial information in your data file. Once you have assigned a file password to your data file, no one can view any of your account or transaction information without first entering this password.
     
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN)
    If you have an ATM card, you are already familiar with using a Personal Identification Number (PIN). Financial institutions use this number to verify that the person requesting information or conducting a transaction is allowed to access the account. The Quicken online banking service uses a PIN in the same way. When you receive your online banking materials, you will receive a PIN along with your account information. The first time you use online banking (except for the Quicken Credit Card), you will be prompted to enter the preset PIN, and then to change it to a new PIN of your choice. You will begin all future online banking sessions by entering your PIN. The PIN is then transmitted to Intuit servers for verification before access to your account is allowed.

Note: Your PIN is private and is known only to you. No one at Intuit knows this number. Similar to a password, a PIN should be kept confidential and should be changed regularly as an additional measure of protection.

  • Encryption
    The purpose of encryption technology is to ensure the security and privacy of an electronic transmission. Encryption technology achieves security by scrambling a transmission into an unreadable format, and then allowing the transmission to be unscrambled only by the person for whom it was intended. Even if an encrypted message were intercepted in transit, it could not be translated or understood.

The Intuit online banking services use state-of-the-art RSA Public-Key Encryption technology. In addition to encrypting and decrypting data for transmission, RSA encryption verifies that the received transmission was not altered in any way while in transit, and uses a digital signature to authenticate the sender of the transmission. These and other features make RSA Encryption the industry standard for secured transmissions.

  • Firewalls
    A firewall is a system of computers that monitors access control over a network. All online banking transmissions are sent over our private network to our security servers, which prohibit any unauthorized or unauthenticated logins. Any login attempts without the proper encrypted coding, password, and PIN are disconnected immediately.
     

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