There has been substantial coverage of the Heartbleed Security Bug in the news recently. This security vulnerability affects one particular implementation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol called OpenSSL and could permit an attacker to see, in plain text, sensitive information users thought to be encrypted.
LPL Financial is aware of the Heartbleed bug and the threat
that it poses to the OpenSSL architecture. After a formal vulnerability scan of
all LPL Financial technologies, including BranchNet and Account View, it has
been determined that all of our accounts remained secure.
impact of the Heartbleed Security bug is unprecedented, and while your LPL
accounts remained secure we do recommend that you take the time to change your
passwords across all the sites that you access online. We also encourage you to
maintain general security best practices including, regularly updating your
passwords, using different passwords for each system you access, and always
keeping your passwords confidential.
We recognize the seriousness of this
threat and want to assure you that we are committed to protecting the sensitive
personal and financial data of you and your clients. We will continue to
actively monitor and assess potential vulnerabilities across all our technology
LPL Financial is Protected from the Heartbleed Security Bug
| April 15, 2014