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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.

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.

How to Avoid Online Dating Scams

Posted on March 28, 2014 Security Center 0 comments

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Nowadays, millions of people turn to online dating websites to find companionship and romance.  Why not, right? The idea and convenience of meeting your soul mate on the internet is alluring to all different demographics.  Unfortunately, the widespread use and popularity of these social sites attracts criminals along with everyone else. Scammers now troll dating sites to make fast money by preying on the vulnerability of those looking for love.  The best way to protect yourself and others is to understand how these online dating scams work and recognize the signs early.

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