At LCU, we are committed to helping our members to be armed with the latest information about security threats, so you can be proactive in keeping your information safe.

Microsoft has acknowledged a security flaw in its widely used Internet Explorer browser that could put online banking users at risk. The software giant confirmed on Saturday that a security vulnerability exists in version 6 through 11 of Internet Explorer.

Microsoft reported on May 1st, that they have issued a security update that resolves this vulnerability. For those of you who have automatic updates enabled, you will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. If you’re unsure if you have automatic updates, or you haven’t enabled Automatic Update, now is the time. For those manually updating, we strongly encourage you to apply this update as quickly as possible following the directions in the released security bulletin.

For more information on the Internet Explorer Flaw, please see the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team original alert, as well as Microsoft’s original security Advisory.