Web sites issue a security certificate to provide you with a secure environment.
The security certificate encrypts the data that is sent between your web browser
and the web site, like a private conversation.
When you visit GTE Online Banking, make sure the URL starts with https, and check the bottom right hand
corner of your browser for an image of a locked lock .
If your browser is IE7, the locked lock is displayed beside your address bar.
If both of these conditions are true, the website you are visiting has a security certificate.
If the URL does not start with https and you do not see a locked
lock image ,
do not use the website.
If you do not see a lock image at the bottom of your screen, it could be due
to your Status Bar being turned off. To turn on the Status Bar, take the
- Internet Explorer: Click on View > Status Bar
- Netscape: Click on View > Show/Hide > Status Bar
- Opera: Click on View > Toolbars > Status Bar
- Mozilla: Click on View > Status Bar