Protect Yourself Against the "Heartbleed" Bug

By now, you may have heard about the "Heartbleed” bug, which is bringing concerns to many people about the protection of their passwords and other sensitive data. For those who are not familiar with the “Heartbleed” bug, the “Heartbleed” bug is a new security vulnerability that can compromise the encryption of vulnerable web sites and allow for personal information to be stolen.

Tyndall Federal Credit Union’s web sites, including Online Banking, have been tested and confirmed that they are not vulnerable to the “Heartbleed” bug.

As a precaution, we recommend that Tyndall members update all of their passwords to their social media sites, email service providers, shopping sites, etc. Below are a few password tips to help protect your personal information online.

  • Use different passwords for your banking sites, social media sites, shopping sites, etc.
  • If possible, use at least 8 characters, including upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters (%, &,*, $, #, etc.).
  • Do not use common passwords like “password,” “facebook,” “abc123,” etc.
  • Do not write down your actual passwords. Store them in a secure place, such as a Password Vault, or create a “hint” sheet for yourself.
  • Do not give your password to anyone.
  • Change your passwords regularly and do not re-use passwords.

For more information on how Tyndall protects you and what you can do to safeguard your account and personal information, visit tyndallsecure.org.

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