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In order to use FCCJobs you must use a Web browser that supports Secure Socket Layers (SSL) protocol with 40 bit encryption software. This prevents your personal information from being read by others on the Internet while it is being transmitted between your Web browser and FCCJobs. In addition, browsers typically store/save pages displayed on your monitor to your hard disk. This can allow others to see your personal information if they have access to your machine. When you are operating in the SSL mode, this automatic saving or caching can be turned off. You should verify caching is turned off before using FCCJobs.

All current versions of both Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer support the minimum encryption settings required to use FCCJobs. Information for configuring these browsers to disable automatic caching is available in their respective help files.

Netscape Navigator/Communicator Users

If you are using Netscape 4.x (version 4.0 or above) your browser is already configured to never cache encrypted pages to a disk. However, if you use Netscape 3.x, choose menu option "Options -> Network Preferences". Make sure the checkbox for "Allow Persistent Caching of Pages Retrieved through SSL" is NOT checked.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x Users

Click the "Tools" menu item and select "Internet Options" Then select the tab labeled "Advanced" and scroll down to the "Security" section. Make sure the box labeled "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" is checked.

last reviewed/updated on 11/14/05 

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