Information about the Heartbleed Computer Vulnerability
A major online security vulnerability known as “Heartbleed” has opened up a window to let attackers steal information such as user names, passwords and the private keys sites use to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data.
Premier Bank has tested its systems and determined that its web site, online and mobile banking (coming soon - in testing stage) applications are not vulnerable to the so-called “Heartbleed” attack. Customers’ personal and financial information are secure on Premier Bank’s systems.
Premier Bank must also caution customers that while our systems are secure, they need to take necessary precautions with their own personal computers and mobile devices to avoid potential attacks. An individual personal computer could become infected with a virus that compromises the transfer of confidential information.
Premier Bank takes the security of its customers’ information very seriously and constantly monitors its systems for potential vulnerabilities. We actively maintain security programs that meet or exceed regulatory requirements and industry standards to ensure the protection of ourweb sites and applications as well as our customers’information.
While there’s no indication of compromise, changing your password is advised when there is a known vulnerability of this type, impacting so many services across the internet. We recommend that our customers periodically change their passwords and use a unique password for each site.