The Heartbleed Bug

Thursday, April 10 at 04:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

News headlines this week are full of stories about the Heartbleed Bug, a software flaw announced by security experts on Monday, which allows attackers to collect information from some encrypted Web and email servers and is believed to impact as many as 500 million Web sites worldwide.  The following information is provided to help our retail and commercial customers know how this bug may impact our online banking services:

  • Assessments of our retail and commercial online banking systems indicate that we do not run software that is vulnerable to this bug.
  • Customers may continue to utilize Arvest online banking services without additional concern.  (We have no plans at this time to send mass email notifications to our customers related to the Heartbleed Bug.)
  • There is no immediate need, related to this bug, for our customers to change their Arvest Online Banking password, but as always, it is OK to do so.

Please refer to this CNN.com article for additional information about the Heartbleed Bug: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/09/opinion/wisniewski-heartbleed-bug-endangers-all/,* and to this Federal government resource for best practices regarding passwords and online security: http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0009-computer-security.*

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Privacy and Security
john thorson on 4/12/2014 at 5:22 AM
will you go on record on this site or other public forum as having never in the last two years used the software in question?
Arvest Blog Admin on 4/15/2014 at 5:54 PM
John - Arvest’s Web banking systems we host have been evaluated and are not vulnerable to the “Heartbleed” exploit.

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