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:


  • Use different username(s) and passwords for each site you access.
  • Use complex passwords (e.g. passwords containing uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters).
  • Change your password periodically.
  • Store passwords securely.
  • Never share your password with anyone.

Thank you for your diligence and interest in protecting your information