Encryption is a sophisticated scrambling method that is designed to prevent unauthorized eavesdropping on electronic data. Encryption works by taking a piece of information and processing it with a mathematical formula (called an “algorithm”) that converts the information into a meaningless string of letters and numbers.
2048-bit encryption refers to the size of the key used to encrypt the message. A longer key means the encryption is more random. Each extra bit in a key doubles the complexity of the key.
The Commerce Bank of Oregon (TCBOR) takes every precaution to keep your accounts and personal information secure. You can also take steps to maintain the security of your banking information.
If you believe you responded to or received a fraudulent email, immediately contact Customer Service at (503) 548-1000 (Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).
It is important not to rely on links provided in email messages to get to a Web site. Open a new browser window and type in the full address for the site you are trying to visit. For example, type www.tcboregon.com into your browser. You can also tell that you’re dealing with The Commerce Bank of Oregon (TCBOR) because TCBOR will never send you an email asking for your passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information. We have implemented the following features to help you identify our site:
There are many types of email fraud. An increasingly common type involves the use of phony emails that ask you to provide sensitive personal information that can be used for identity theft.
It is difficult to detect a fraudulent email because the address of the sender appears to be genuine (such as support@TCBOR.com), as do the graphics and page designs. These emails will often request personal information by luring you into providing it on the spot (e.g., by replying to the email) or by including links to a site that tries to get you to disclose personal data.
The people trying to extract this information may use it to access your accounts and withdraw money, or attempt to open new accounts using your information.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the leading security protocol on the Internet. The protocol allows client/server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that is transferred over the SSL connection. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer support SSL, and many Web sites including tcboregon.com, use the protocol to obtain confidential user information. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:.
As an added security measure, The Commerce Bank of Oregon will never use pop-ups to solicit personal information. If you encounter a pop-up from The Commerce Bank of Oregon asking for personal information, please contact The Commerce Bank of Oregon Customer Service at (503) 548-1000 (Mon.-Friday. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST).
Several measures have been taken to secure customer information over the Internet, including the use of individual User Names and Passwords to authenticate users of Internet Banking, and PassMark which safeguards against illicit login attempts and look-alike websites. Also, The Commerce Bank of Oregon uses SSL technology to secure your personal information.