New NCUA Videos Educate Consumers on Frauds, Scams and Cyber Threats
Educated Credit Union Members Play Important Role in Cyber Security
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Credit unions have a new resource to educate their members about frauds, scams and cyber threats with the release today by the National Credit Union Administration of a two-part video on how to recognize, avoid and report cyber fraud.
“We all must contribute to protecting the broader credit union system,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “Ongoing member education on topics such as detecting, avoiding and preventing fraud not only protects a credit union’s reputation, but it also helps members maintain their financial well-being. I encourage all credit unions to use these new videos when educating their members about protecting their finances and fighting cybercrime.”
Available on the NCUA’s YouTube channel, the videos are part of NCUA’s Consumer Report series developed by the Office of Consumer Protection.
Attention Young Scholars!
Apply for the 2015 WAM Memorial Scholarship
The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) invites high school seniors and post-high school students to apply to the “Warren A. Morrow (WAM) Memorial Scholarship,” which will award a total of $5,750 in scholarships to high school seniors and graduates.
You Have a Say in Your Credit Union
United Credit Union is Now Accepting Board Nominations
Did you know that because United is a credit union, members can become Board Members? By running for the Board, you can help make decisions that affect you and the other members of the Credit Union.
Are You Using an Older Browser?
Older Browsers Need to Be Updated to Work with Home Banking
United Credit Union has been made aware of a certain software defect that could compromise the security of interactions between our members and internet based services such as home banking. The software that contains the defect is known a SSL V3 (secure sockets layer version 3) and is commonly used in older versions of all web browsers (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari to name a few). SSL V3 has been replaced by newer versions, however older browsers would not contain the newer version of SSL. The issue has been dubbed “poodle” by the computer security sector if you would like to find out more about it.