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Important Information Regarding the Heartbleed Bug
Important Information Regarding the Heartbleed Bug On April 7, 2014, a security vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug was identified in Open SSL, software widely used to provide communication security on the Internet, including email and virtual private networks (VPN).  The Heartbleed Bug could allow anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software.  Attackers could eavesdrop on communications, steal data, and impersonate services and users. In response to the discovery of the Heartbleed Bug, Priority First FCU reviewed its systems and determined there is no vulnerability since we do not use the OpenSSL software While Priority First online systems are not impacted by this vulnerability, we want to take this opportunity to remind our members of additional steps you can take to protect your online information: Passwords
  • Use different username(s) and passwords for each site you access.
  • Use complex passwords (e.g....
NCUA Warns about Telephone Fraud
Consumers Targeted by Vishing Scam Should Call Agency’s Hotline ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 21, 2014) – The National Credit Union Administration today warned consumers to beware of a new telephone fraud, known as a “vishing” scheme, that is using the agency’s name in an attempt to obtain personal financial information.
Several credit union members have been contacted by an automated phone call claiming to be from NCUA and notifying consumers their debit cards have been compromised. The call then asks the receiver to follow prompts, which request personal information, including sensitive financial data and personal identification information. Anyone contacted by this so-called “vishing” scheme should immediately contact NCUA’s Consumer Assistance Center Hotline at 800-755-1030 or by email at phishing@ncua.gov to report the scam. Operators answer calls Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern. NCUA neither seeks personal information from consumers over the telephone nor handles day-to-day maintenance of member...
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