To Determine Your Browser Level
To Determine Your Encryption Level

To Determine Your Browser Level:

Internet Explorer Users (PC):

  • At the top of the browser window in the Toolbar section, please click on Help.
  • From the Help drop down menu, please select About Internet Explorer.
  • See the Version Number in the window that appears.

Internet Explorer Users (Mac):

  • Select the Apple menu at the top of the screen.
  • From the Apple drop down menu, please select About Internet Explorer.
  • See the Version Number in the window that appears.

Firefox Users :

  • From the top menu, click on Help.
  • From the drop down menu, select About Mozilla Firefox.
  • See the Version Number in the window that appears.

Safari Users :

  • Select Safari: About Safari from the menu bar..
  • See the Version Number in the window that appears.

Netscape Users:

  • At the top of the browser window in the toolbar section, please click on Help.
  • From the Help drop down menu, please select either About Netscape or About Navigator or About Communicator (whichever appears).
  • See the Version Number in the window that appears.

To Determine Your Encryption Level

Internet Explorer Users (PC):

  • From the top menu, click on Help.
  • From the drop down menu, select About Internet Explorer.
  • The information displayed for Cipher Strength is the encryption level (i.e. Cipher Strength: 128-bit).
  • If it does not say 128-bit, then you do not have a browser with 128-bit encryption.

Internet Explorer Users (Mac):

  • Select the Apple menu from the top of the screen.
  • The information displayed for the Cipher Strength is the encryption level.
  • If it does not say 128-bit, then you do not have a browser with 128-bit encryption.

Firefox Users :

  • All versions of Mozilla Firefox support 128-bit encryption.

Safari Users :

The Safari browser displays a lock icon at the top right corner of the browser window when you're viewing a secure (https://) site. This symbol is absent when viewing an unsecured (http://) site. Safari can use both 40-bit and 128-bit strong encryption; the Web site determines which level of encryption is used at a given time.

Netscape Users:

  • From the toolbar menu, click on the Security button.
  • Within the window displayed, from the list of items on the left side, click on Navigator
  • On the right, below Advanced Security (SSL) Configuration, ensure both the Secure Sockets Layer checkboxes are checked.
  • Click on the Configure SSL v3 button.
  • On the Configure Ciphers screen, ensure the RC4 encryption with 128-bit key and an MD5 MAC checkbox is checked. If this checkbox is not displayed on the screen, or it says RC4 encryption with a 128-bit key and an MD5 (when permitted), then you do not have a browser with 128 bit encryption.