Important Notice About the Shellshock Bash Bug
What is the Shellshock Bash bug? Shellshock is a flaw in a program known as Bash that’s used by Linux, Unix and Apple’s OS X computer operating systems. The recently discovered bug enables cybercriminals to take over an operating system and gain access to any data on the machine. The vulnerability has been identified by the security community as a level-10 severity, the highest, and similar to that of the Heartbleed Bug. If you’re running Linux or Mac OS X on your computer, you could be at risk. Right now, experts do not believe Windows PCs are affected. Your bank accounts are always protected from any unauthorized transactions. Let the bank know immediately if you suspect any unusual activity.
Banks are monitoring your accounts. They use many different systems to protect customers’ information including rigorous security standards, encryption, and fraud detection software. It is important to update your bank password every few months. Also, monitor your account regularly and report suspicious transactions to the bank immediately. Beware of phishing scams – or e-mails with malicious links – that will attempt to get additional sensitive information from you.
Be assured, we are researching the possible impact of the Shellshock Bash Bug and are taking appropriate actions to ensure that it has no impact on customers. Most Internet banking applications are not impacted by this bug. In addition, most financial institutions have a special layer of security that prevents this type of exploit.