The "Heartbleed" Bug Vulnerability

News reports have surfaced regarding a possible software security vulnerability referred to as the "Heartbleed" Bug or "Open SSL Technology" vulnerability.

Beacon Credit Union is aware of this issue and understands your concerns. Beacon Credit Union is unaffected by this vulnerability. Beacon routinely evaluates and maintains our systems to utilize the most modern technology available and address all security issues. Multiple security safeguards are always in place to protect Beacon information and financial assets.

As a consumer, you can protect yourself and your personal information by using unique ID's and passwords at various sites you may visit on the internet and not sharing this information with other individuals.

Here are some simple tips to use all the time

  • Change your passwords frequently
  • Use passwords containing at least 8 characters
  • Include letters AND numbers in your passwords
  • Don't allow easy access to your passwords
  • Never share passwords with others

Please visit the Beacon Credit Union website security section for more information on how Beacon protects you and how you can protect your personal information.

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