HeartBleed Alert Update

By now you have probably heard the news about the CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability, also known as the Heartbleed bug. This programming coding error has impacted a large volume of internet traffic in the widely used OpenSSL security library - the encryption used to keep online accounts private.

We wanted to inform you about how this affected F&M Trust. Our Technology Services team has investigated our customer access systems and servers including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Online Account Opening, Online Trust, Online Investing, Online Check Ordering and bank email. We are pleased to report that none of F&M Trust's servers were affected by this vulnerability and there is no risk to customers' information. In addition, we have been in contact with various sources and third-party vendors, and verified that none of these services were affected either.

The security and privacy of your data is of utmost concern to us, and we are constantly monitoring our server operations to ensure we continue to stay safe and insulated from this and other vulnerabilities. While your F&M Trust information is safe, secure and unaffected by Heartbleed, we recommend that you remain diligent regarding your security as a consumer, monitor your F&M Trust Accounts and notify us immediately if you identify fraudulent activity.

Tips on how to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft can be found on our website.  If we can address any other questions or concerns you might have, please contact us at 717-262-7511 or visit the nearest F&M Trust Community Office.  

Ron Cekovich
Sr Vice President - Technology Services