Security is a top priority for us. Safe and secure online giving is a priority for our web team.
We understand that you may be concerned about privacy and security issues surrounding the use of the internet for giving contributions. Therefore we have taken steps to provide the best security possible.
What security is in place?
When you are entering and viewing Online Giving information you are using Mountaintop Church's secure servers. All of your information is encrypted (in 128 bit encryption) prior to being transferred and sensative stored information is encrypted in our database. There is no stronger form of protection than encryption and by doing this, we eliminate the possibility that someone might "tap" the line and extract your personal data from it.
What is 128- bit encryption?
128-bit encryption is 300 septillion times stronger than standard encryption. Browsers with standard 40- and 56-bit encryption make available billions of possible keys. 128-bit encryption means that there are 2128 billion possible keys to your information and every time you access the Mountaintop servers the key is changed. 128-bit SSL encryption has never been broken and according to RSL Labs, it would take a "trillion-trillion years" to crack the code using today´s technology.
Why do I hear about increased credit card fraud online?
The increased fraud is due to the ease of using stolen credit card numbers online, NOT stealing credit card information. For example, when you give your credit card to the waiter at your favorite restaurant, he/she has the opportunity to "take notes" and could then use the "stolen" information anonymously online without a physical card.