Security & Privacy

The world is changing, and it can be challenging to keep up. Home Federal Bank wants to ensure all customers are educated, aware, and safe against the threats facing us. To that end, we will try to provide information on things you should be conscious of, such as mentioned scamming, phishing and identity theft. We also provide additional information for best practice for staying safe online.  Click here for a copy of our Staying Safe Online Best Practices.  Some of the resources below point to outside sources, by following them please be aware you will be leaving Home Federal Bank's web site and we are not responsible for the content.

SECURITY UPDATES FOR BROWSERS & OPERATING SYSTEMS

At Home Federal Bank, your online safety is of the utmost importance.  We encourage you to be sure your web browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome) and operating systems (i.e. Windows, Android, iOS)  are up to date.  Old versions that are no longer supported by the provider stop receiving critical security updates.  Please check your web browsers and operating systems on your computers and mobile devices regularly and install updates whenever possible.   To test your web browser visit https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/viewMyClient.html.

DID YOU KNOW?

A great way to keep tabs on your identity and find out if someone is opening accounts or credit cards in your name, is by checking your credit report. A recent amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months, from www.annualcreditreport.com. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, has prepared a brochure, Your Access to Free Credit Reports, explaining your rights and how to order a free annual credit report.

TIP: Since you get one free report from each of the 3 bureaus per year, do not request them all at once. Spread them out, so you then get three free "snapshots" of your credit per year - all the better to prevent identity theft!

Click here to download and print our HFB Identity Theft Kit.