Online Security

Alaska USA security measures

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has implemented a full range of security measures using the latest technology to ensure the confidentiality of your account information and to safeguard credit union systems. These include measures such as encryption, authentication, firewalls, secured backend systems, passwords, and session management controls.

To protect your account information as it travels across the Internet, the account information exchanged between your computer and the credit union is encrypted so an unauthorized third party cannot use it. The credit union uses Verisign's Global Secure Site ID to automatically establish a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted session with compliant browsers. Alaska USA uses the latest version of the SSL security standard.

When you initially sign up for UltraBranch Access you are given a temporary Personal Access Code (PAC) that must be changed the first time you log in.

Ultrabranch allows you to choose an alpha-numeric PAC between 8-12 characters. To change your PAC , choose "Change PAC" from the "Account Profile" tab.

UltraBranch Business Edition requires you to change your PAC every 3 months and passwords cannot be re-used for at least 12 months.

Member protective measures

There are several steps members can take to ensure the security of their account information:

  • Stay up-to-date on all operating system patches.
  • Upgrade to the latest version of your chosen web browser, and check for updates frequently.
  • Install anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and keep these programs updated.
  • Create a PAC that is a mixture of letters and numbers. For greater security, avoid words found in a dictionary, easily guessed words, or personal information such as your phone number, social security number, and pet or family names.
  • Keep your PAC confidential and Private.
  • Change your PAC frequently.
  • Never re-use your PAC on any other website.
  • Never give out or write down your PAC.
  • Be sure to exit your Ultrabranch session, and close/exit your browser when leaving your computer.
  • Safeguard your information by learning to recognize and avoid phishing, identity theft, and other forms of fraud.
  • Read Alaska USA's UltraBranch Agreement and privacy summary.