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    What is the Heartbleed Bug?

    Recent news outlets have reported on the online security bug “Heartbleed” and the potential threat it poses to personal information that consumers transmit through certain web sites. The bug is a defect in encryption technology, known as Open SSL, used by web servers to secure users personal information. 

    BancorpSouth's online banking systems are NOT vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug. BancorpSouth has rigorous security standards to keep your information safe and secure. 


    What is the Heartbleed Bug?

    Heartbleed is a flaw in the programming on secure websites that could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails. The Heartbleed Bug is a defect in encryption technology – called Open SSL – used by most Web servers to secure users’ personal or financial information. It is behind many “https” sites that collect personal or financial information. Basically, it provides a secure connection when you are conducting a transaction or sending an e-mail online. Experts discovered the bug recently and warned that cybercriminals could exploit it to access visitors' personal data or to impersonate a website and collect even more information.

    Is my bank account safe?

    Yes, consumers are always protected from any unauthorized transactions. Let BancorpSouth know immediately if you suspect any unusual activity. BancorpSouth has rigorous security standards to keep your information safe and secure.

    What can I do?

    Keep track of your finances. Monitor your account regularly and report any suspicious transactions to us immediately. Remember to change your online password regularly. Use a combination of letters and numbers that would be difficult for someone to guess. Do not share your information with other individuals. 

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