PORTLAND LOCAL 8 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION is aware of the “Heartbleed” Internet bug affecting many servers. PORTLAND LOCAL 8 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION continuously monitors our systems, and we have no indication that they are at risk. PORTLAND LOCAL 8 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION has taken and continues to take steps to mitigate any risks. A security patch was implemented for pdx8fcu.com earlier this week
However, these steps are only the first line of defense in our continuous program to protect against security risks. PORTLAND LOCAL 8 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION has an aggressive fraud detection program and 24/7 monitoring of global threats – all of which are designed to detect any unauthorized activities using Heartbleed or any future threats.
What should you do?
While there’s no indication of compromise, we recommend members periodically change their passwords, especially when there is a known vulnerability, and use a unique password for each site.
Q: What is the “Heartbleed” bug, and is my information at risk?
A: “Heartbleed” is a flaw in software that is widely used to enable secure access to websites. PORTLAND LOCAL 8 FEDERAL CREDIT UNION’s hosting provider for pdx8fcu.com implemented a security patch before the flaw was made public, and we continue to take steps to mitigate the risks associated with this bug. We have no indication that our systems are at risk. We recommend members periodically change their passwords and use a unique password for each site.
Q: What do individuals need to do?
A: While there’s no indication of compromise, it’s a good security practice to periodically change passwords and use a unique password for each site.
Identity Theft Protection
Portland Local 8 Federal Credit Union is proud to offer Identity Theft Protection to all Union GOLD Checking account members. Our Identity Theft Protection not only covers you and your account(s) with us, but it also includes your family members living in the household and any other account(s) you may have. The Union GOLD Checking account also includes these other benefits for our members to enjoy: FREE standard checks, FREE cashier’s checks and a 0.50% rate reduction on all new loans. Union GOLD Checking requires a $5.00 monthly maintenance fee. Stop in or call us today to enroll!
The Holiday Bike Drive Was a Success!
On Tuesday, December 17th, Portland Local 8 Federal Credit Union donated 55 bikes and almost 700 toys to KGW Studios for their annual Great Toy Drive. Such a large donation was only possible due to the generous donations of cash and toys by our members from ILWU Locals 8, 28, 40, and 92. We'd also like to thank the Inlandboatman's Union for their generosity this year. A special thanks goes out to Don Mehner, Chris Scheffel, Bill Underwood Sr, Mattew Forman, and the PDX8FCU staff for their hard work loading, hauling, and unloading nearly 700 toys. Without them none of this would be possible.
Thanks to the generosity of our members thousands of needy children who would've otherwise gone without this year will get a brand new gift to brighten their holiday. From everyone at Portland Local 8 Federal Credit Union we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season!