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Heartbleed Bug - What You Need To Know

Mechanics Bank is monitoring developments regarding the Heartbleed bug and its potential impact on the security of internet applications. We have reviewed our systems and our partnered technology services, and there is no indication that our systems or your data are at risk.

Mechanics Bank views the security of your personal information as a top priority. You've put your trust in us and we want to let you know how we're safekeeping your accounts and identity. We have a number of safety measures in place to help protect you, including deployment of industry-standard security technologies on our website and several teams dedicated to safeguarding your personal and financial information.

While there’s no indication of compromise, changing your password is advised when there is a known vulnerability of this type, impacting so many services across the internet. We recommend that our clients periodically change their passwords and use a unique password for each site. In addition, Mechanics Bank offers many services to strengthen your security, including:

  • Enhanced Login Security (including the use of one-time security codes)
  • Complex Passwords
  • Account Alerts and Notifications
  • Free Rapport Security Software From Trusteer

To help protect you online, we suggest you consider using Trusteer, an additional layer of protection while banking online. Trusteer’s Rapport is a small, downloadable application that helps protect against financial malware attacks and fraudulent websites. Learn more about protecting your computer with Trusteer.

Please visit our Security Center to obtain additional tools and learn more about protecting your personal and financial information. We encourage you to take a minute to review and download our Online and Mobile Security Best Practices.

If you have any questions regarding this message, or you believe your personal information has been compromised, please contact a Mechanics Bank Client Services Representative immediately at 1-800-797-6324.