Horizon Bank is
assuring its customers that its banking systems are safe from the
“Heartbleed Bug” --which can compromise websites and take personal
information such as passwords--but Horizon is recommending that folks
practice good password control.
online banking systems are safe from the Heartbleed bug,” the company said
in a statement released on Thursday. “Horizon takes many security
precautions to help protect our customer’s information. Customers are always
protected from any unauthorized transactions.”
Horizon does urges
folks to use these best practices when creating passwords on Internet
* Update your bank
password every few months.
* Don’t choose a
password that can easily be associated with you such as kids name, pet
* 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 eight characters.
* Use different
passwords on different sites and systems.
specific questions or concerns are welcome to contact a Horizon Advisor at