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Welcome to United Heritage Credit Union's Security Center. In this area, we provide information concerning the latest security threats and helpful tips to protect yourself and your finances.

Bash Bug: What You Need to Know

Posted on September 26, 2014 Security Center 0 comments

Security experts have recently discovered a flaw in the system software used within most internet-connected devices –even Mac computers. Shellshock affects the Bash application, software that translates your commands into something your device's operating system can understand (this is why the vulnerability is being dubbed the "Bash Bug").

Security Warning: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Posted on August 6, 2014 Security Center 1 comments

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According to a report published yesterday by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm dedicated to uncovering online security breaches, Russian criminals have stolen 1.2 billion internet usernames and passwords along with 500 million email addresses. The security firm noted that this breach could have resulted in the largest collection of stolen digital credentials to date, affecting over 420,000 websites – both big and small.

Fraud Detection and Notification System Upgrade

Posted on May 20, 2014 Security Center, UHCU Happenings 0 comments

In order to bring the best technology and service to United Heritage Credit Union members, the fraud detection and notification system is being updated. The new system will notify you faster if debit card fraud is suspected within your United Heritage account. 

Attention PC Users: Update Your Operating System (OS)

Posted on May 2, 2014 Security Center 0 comments

With all the internet scams, software vulnerabilities and security breaches of late, safety in the digital age is a hot topic. But computers are wonderful tools that make many aspects of daily life easy, efficient and fun. So what’s the best way to protect yourself and your computer without investing a lot of time, money and effort? The first rule of thumb is to ensure your operating system (OS) is up-to-date.

Security Warning: The Heartbleed Bug

Posted on April 9, 2014 Security Center 2 comments

An internet vulnerability affecting roughly two-thirds of all websites was recently discovered. Websites that use free, open source forms of encryption (OpenSSL) are at risk. UHCU’s website and Online Banking system are not directly impacted by this form of encryption vulnerability. However, you should still take measures to protect yourself and your personal information.

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