Security Update

As of April 30, 2018 MEFCU, along with most financial institutions, will begin updating Internet security protocols to meet new standards set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council. The new standards and the upgrade are to ensure your data is secure and the highest possible security standards are maintained.

This update may impact your ability to access MEFCU’s online systems! Follow the steps below to make sure your internet browser is updated and will allow you to continue to access our online banking portal:

     1.)   Run a test to assess your system’s compatibility using one or both of these sites:

     2.)   Update your internet browser if needed. If you are using a mobile device, you may need to update the operating system as well.

     3.)  You are good to go!


What is TLS?

TLS is a protocol that provides privacy and data integrity between two communication applications; for example, your computer and our loan application software could be two applications that communicate when you use our online banking portal. It’s the most widely deployed security protocol used today and is used to securely exchange data over a network with proper verification.

Why do we need to do this update?

New security standards set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council are requiring the transition from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher) by June 30, 2018. 

TLS ensures that a connection to a remote endpoint is the intended endpoint through encryption and endpoint identity verification. TLS is the replacement for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and the versions of TLS, to date, are TLS 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2.