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News You Can Use

In recent news, there has been multiple media reports on TV, newspapers, and online regarding the Heartbleed bug. Your privacy is one of Centennial Bank’s many priorities, in addition to providing you all of the banking services you need. We wanted to let you know that our bank systems remain secure and were unaffected by the Heartbleed bug.


What is the Heartbleed bug? 

Heartbleed is a security bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library.

A fixed version of OpenSSL was released on April 7, 2014, at the same time as Heartbleed was publicly disclosed. At that time, approximately 17 percent (around half a million) of the Internet's secure web servers certified by trusted authorities were believed to be vulnerable to the attack, allowing theft of the servers' private keys and users' session cookies and passwords.

What should you do? 

Although Centennial Bank was not affected by the Heartbleed bug, it is always good practice to change your many passwords on a regular basis and to keep those passwords secure.

Still want to know more? 

Click here for an FAQ document that was developed by the American Bankers Association and is available not only to us as a bank, but to you as our client.

We are here to address any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact your banker direcly with any questions.

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