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Security research firm creates website to check for compromised accounts

Two researchers from HP Tipping Point have created a website http://www.pwnedlist.com to help determine if a username or email address has been compromised by hackers and dumped to the Internet.  The hacker term is pwned, which is a computer gaming term spoken as “owned”.  The website is a secure resource and will not give any of the account details.  It is simply a way to raise red flags so that compromised account passwords are changed, etc.  There are almost 5 million records in the database!

If anyone has a positive hit please feel free to contact me at Citizens Bank Minnesota.  It is good to let your bank know, but I am also more than willing to be an advisor: https://www.citizensmn.com

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By: Jason Wieland, IT Manager

Welcome to Citizens Bank Minnesota’s Blog

Citizens Bank Minnesota is a community-owned and operated bank, with its main office located in New Ulm and branch offices in Lafayette, La Salle, and Lakeville, Minnesota. In June of 2009 we opened our newest online branch, eWorld. Chartered in 1876, Citizens Bank Minnesota is one of the oldest banks in Minnesota with over 130 years of strength and stability. We take pride in the fact that not only are we a community bank, as demonstrated by our aggressive participation and assistance in the growth and prosperity of the communities that we serve, but also that we are community-owned, with our stock widely held by residents of this area. Community ownership requires us to be sensitive to the needs of our customers and to provide our services at reasonable costs. It also allows us to be flexible to meet your unique financial needs.

Bauer Financial, an independent bank rating company, consistently awards Citizens Bank Minnesota their highest 5-Star rating. This rating is based on liquidity and several measurements or safety and security. For more information on the ratings and what they mean, click here to visit Bauer Financial.

This blog is Citizens’ newest way to keep in touch with our customers.  Each week, one of our officers will post an entry that they feel will be of value to you.  It is our hope that you will find it to be both informational and user friendly.

Your feedback is important to us. After you have toured our blog, website, and Facebook page, we would appreciate any comments you may have as to how we can make our Internet service the best possible.

We are confident that we are able to provide you with the best online banking experience available.

Sincerely,

Lou Geistfeld
President

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