Scotiabank requires that you use a 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted web browser when activating your Scotiabank credit card online. (128-bit SSL encrypted web browsers provide significantly stronger encryption than that of a 40-bit SSL browser.)
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security encryption method used to increase the level of security of Internet browsers from Microsoft and Netscape, and is available for Scotiabank Credit Card Activation. SSL has become an industry standard
due to its widespread use by both Financial Institutions and retailers who offer transactional services on the Internet. As information passes between your computer and the bank's computers it is encrypted, or "scrambled", which prevents others from
being able to read or tamper with your account activity.
To that end, please ensure that you are using a 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) compliant web browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.
If you do not have a 128-bit SSL browser, you can either download one using the links provided below, or proceed with activating your Scotiabank credit card by phone, by calling 1-800-806-8600 (1-877-848-0808 French).
To download the 128-bit Internet Explorer browser, choose either PC or MAC.
To download the 128-bit Netscape Navigator browser, choose either PC or MAC.
To learn how to verify your current browser and security level click here.