FAQ - Heartbleed Bug

by Austin Bank 10. April 2014 15:03
What is the Heartbleed Bug?
Heartbleed is a flaw in the programming on secure websites that could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails. The Heartbleed Bug is a defect in encryption technology – called Open SSL – used by most Web servers to secure users’ personal or financial information. It is behind many "https" sites that collect personal or financial information. Basically, it provides a secure connection when you are conducting a transaction or sending an e-mail online. Experts discovered the bug recently and warned that cybercriminals could exploit it to access visitors' personal data or to impersonate a website and collect even more information.
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FICO Scores: The Only Ones That Count

by Austin Bank 18. September 2013 11:51
Credit scores drive many things in our current economy. Not only affecting loan approvals, they may also affect rates you pay on insurance, credit cards and the issuance of new credit of any kind. Pay attention to your FICO scores; avoid FAKO scores. [More]

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Credit Scores | Fraud Alerts | General

Summer Travels and Your Debit Card

by Austin Bank 19. April 2013 02:06
With summer just around the corner many families are planning to travel.Whether it’s a day trip or a trip outside the country, we encourage our customers to alert us if they plan to use their debit cards outside of their typical shopping areas. [More]

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Banking Relationships | Debit Card | Fraud Alerts | General | Travel

FRAUD ALERT! Texts, Pop-ups and Downloads

by Austin Bank 3. April 2013 12:45
FDIC reports that criminals masquerading as legitimate businesses or government agencies are tricking consumers into divulging valuable personal information over the computer, phone or fax in order to drain bank accounts. Here are the latest tips from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) for protecting against new schemes using electronic devices. [More]

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