Horizon’s Online Systems are SAFE from the Heartbleed Bug

logo-horizon bankRecent news has been reported about the “Heartbleed bug” that can compromise websites and gain your personal information such as passwords.

Horizon Bank’s online banking systems are safe from the Heartbleed bug. Horizon takes many security precautions to help protect our customer’s information. Customers are always protected from any unauthorized transactions.

Consumers should follow these best practices when creating passwords on internet websites:

  • Update your bank password every few months.
  • Don’t choose a password that can easily be associated with you such as kids name, pet names, hobbies, etc.
  • Use a mixture of unusual characters or a phrase that uses letters, numbers and special characters such as !h@veth3Cut3stD0gEVEr!
  • Use a password that contains at least 8 characters
  • Use different passwords on different sites and systems

Customers with specific questions or concerns are welcome to contact a Horizon Advisor at 888-873-2640.