Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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How Does The Heartbleed Bug Affect My Bank and Me?


Quick answers: 

§  We have conducted necessary tests to be certain that the Bank’s software programs are NOT affected by this software vulnerability

§  However YOU may have other programs on your computers or cell phones that could be affected by this breach


What is the Heartbleed Bug Ramification and Remediation

The recently identified Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This vulnerability allows hackers to steal information protected under normal conditions by SSL/TLS encryption used to secure many of the Internet’s popular web applications. At the time of its discovery an estimated 66% of the Internet’s web applications were susceptible to Heartbleed, a vulnerability which has existed in the implementation of OpenSSL for 2 years.


Should I personally be worried?

The short answer is yes. When executed, Heartbleed allowed the leaking of secret keys for X.509 certificates, usernames and passwords, instant messages, emails, and business critical documents and communication; all without leaving a trace of exploitation or requiring the use of credentials. Heartbleed is not a malware based attack, therefore the exploitation of Heartbleed simply requires an internet connection and knowledge of a vulnerable web application.


What should I do personally to protect myself?

To better insure the security of your personal information, experts in the field strongly recommended that you change all of your internet use passwords to include: e-mail, Search engines, Facebook, shopping sites, credit card accounts, anywhere you have a recorded Username and Password combination.  Given that users tend to re-use passwords on multiple web applications, the same Username/Password combination could have been used on another vulnerable web application.


Going forward:  There will always be unscrupulous people who will want to de-fraud you of your identity and money.  Remain aware and informed of reports and news accounts of new or potential risks.  You can protect yourself by using the tools and practices that will keep your risk at the lowest possible level.  If we can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact us here at the Bank.


Thank you for being our customer.





Good News for First Time Home Buyers


The National Bank of Waupun is a participating lender in the WHEDA (Wisconsin Housing & Economic Development Authority) Tax Advantage Program. This program provides

a special tax credit to qualified applicants which reduces their Federal Income Tax liability

over the term of their mortgage.  The tax credit amount is a maximum of $2,000 per year

and is administered by WHEDA.


Home buyers interested in finding out more about the general guidelines to qualify can

stop by the Waupun office or our branch offices in Rosendale or Brandon and speak

to one of the mortgage lenders.


The National Bank of Waupun is proud to be a part of this great program.




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January 1, 2013

By operation of federal law, beginning January 1, 2013, funds deposited in a non-interest bearing transaction account (including an Interest on Lawyer Trust Account) no longer will receive unlimited deposit insurance coverage by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Beginning January 1, 2013, all of a depositor's accounts at an insured depository institution, including all non-interest bearing transaction accounts, will be insured by the FDIC up to the standard maximum deposit insurance amount ($250,000) for each deposit insurance ownership category.




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extraordinary customer service for the progressive benefit of the
individual customers, families and communities we serve

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April 2007


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