The latest internet security threat, known as the Heartbleed bug, is a serious weakness in one encryption system that allows personal information and passwords to be accessed by unauthorized parties when you use certain websites, use email, or instant messaging.
In technical terms, the Heartbleed bug is a weakness in specific versions of the OpenSSL encryption library. Systems susceptible to this vulnerability potentially allow unauthorized access to your personal information, passwords, and private keys.
After diligent review, Dacotah Bank can confirm that OpenSSL is not utilized in any service we provide to our customers.
As a courtesy, we have identified http://heartbleed.com/ as a good source for frequently asked questions about the bug and steps you can take to protect yourself when using the internet on computers or mobile devices.
Please take the time to educate yourself about Heartbleed and other security issues as they are identified by industry professionals. Check with other organizations you do business with and ask for an update on their Heartbleed vulnerability. For a basic list of well-known organizations and their Heartbleed status, please click here.
Dacotah Bank takes the protection and privacy of customer information very seriously. For questions and concerns, please contact your local Dacotah Bank or contact us.
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