April 11, 2014
Security experts have announced a flaw in OpenSSL known as the “Heartbleed Bug”. This open-source encryption standard is used by the majority of websites that need to transmit data that users want to keep secure.
This flaw gives hackers the ability to extract massive amounts of data from the services that we use every day and assume are secure.
We have reviewed the use of SSL security certificates by Elmira Savings Bank and our vendors. We are happy to report that our customer information, user-ids, and passwords are not at risk of being compromised by the “Heartbleed Bug”. Our website (www.elmirasavingsbank.com) and Online Banking service are not using the type of SSL security certificates that are creating security concerns as reported in the media.
Updating your Elmira Savings Bank Online Banking password on a regular basis is always recommended, but is not required in regards to the “Heartbleed Bug” issue. If you are have any questions or concerns, please contact our Call Center at (607) 734-3374, or visit your local branch office.