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Help with security

Find useful information on security or answers to problems you may encounter when using the Honda site.

Firewalls
In order to keep your PC secure and ensure that no-one can access your PC without authorisation a Firewall is a sound investment. However, some Firewalls come with ‘ad-blocking’ features that will also stop pop-up adverts appearing while you are using the internet. If you are using a personal firewall you will need to turn off ‘ad-blocking’ to view the Honda site correctly as some applications will appear in a pop-up window.

SSL encryption
In order to keep your details safe as they travel between your machine and ours, we use industry standard SSL encryption for the areas of the site where you can make an online purchase. This encryption comes in two strengths, 40 bit and 128 bit. We use the stronger 128 bit encryption to protect you while making a purchase on the site. 128 bit SSL encryption is available in v4 and above of both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. Unfortunately, some companies and ISPs block some forms of encryption.

Internet Explorer users (PC)

To determine your encryption level, follow these instructions:

  • From the top menu, select ‘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.
  • The latest encryption software can be downloaded free from Microsoft

Netscape v4 and v5 users

To determine your encryption level, follow these instructions:

  • From the toolbar menu, click ‘Security’.
  • Within the window displayed, from the list of items on the left, select ‘Navigator’.
  • On the right, below Advanced Security (SSL) Configuration, ensure both the Secure Sockets Layer check boxes are selected. Select Configure SSL v3.
  • 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.
  • The latest encryption software can be downloaded free from Netscape