Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association is committed to doing all possible to secure customer information such that unauthorized parties cannot access it. A number of measures have been taken to secure customer information over the Internet, one of which is the Login Name and Password used to authenticate (login) to Internet Banking.
This website is not secured by SSL technology (secure pages usually begin with "https" in the site address and cause most browsers to show a locked icon). However, the form post is protected by SSL technology.
The Login Name and Password are entered through a basic HTML object called a form. The form sends the entered information to a web server for processing through a process called "submit". Part of executing a "submit" involves telling the form where the data is to be transmitted. In the case of the Login Name and Password customers enter from the Bank Homepage, the form is instructed to submit the data to a web server that is protected by SSL. This is what makes the form post secure.
Prior to any exchange of information with a web server protected by SSL, the web browser is required to negotiate an SSL session through a process called an SSL handshake. Once the SSL session is negotiated between the web browser and the web server, the data being sent to the web server is encrypted by the web browser in such a way that only the client and the server involved in the SSL session can read it. Thus, the Login Name and Password entered from the website are secure as they are transmitted via the Internet.