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April 30, 2014
Vulnerability Alert – Microsoft Internet Explorer Use-After-Free Vulnerability
On Monday April 28th the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) announced a vulnerability found in Internet Explorer which could leave your computer vulnerable to a hacker.
To secure your online banking sessions, please follow the Department of Homeland Security’s recommendation to review Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 for mitigation actions and workarounds or consider using an alternate browser.
For further information about the vulnerability please see the release from US-CERT below.
Original release date: April 28, 2014
US-CERT is aware of active exploitation of a use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. This vulnerability affects IE versions 6 through 11 and could allow unauthorized remote code execution.
US-CERT recommends that users and administrators review Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983 for mitigation actions and workarounds. Those who cannot follow Microsoft's recommendations, such as Windows XP users, may consider employing an alternate browser.
For more details, please see VU#222929.
April 10, 2014
Important Notice: Regarding HEARTBLEED SSL Vulnerability:
A recently discovered security vulnerability, HEARTBLEED, has impacted two thirds of sites on the internet. This may allow attackers to intercept secure (SSL) connections and obtain user names, passwords, and other sensitive information. We immediately resolved the issue on WebWise and there is no evidence that any account or user information has been compromised. As an extra precaution, we strongly recommend that you change your password on WebWise and any other online sites you may use. Click here for more detailed information on HEARTBLEED
If you have any questions, please call us at (518) 584-5844.
Important Notice: Target Data Breach:
PHONE/TEXT SCAM ALERT: Some of our customers are receiving fraudulent phone calls and text messages advising them about their card being deactivated. DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE TEXT MESSAGES. This is a scam to acquire your debit or credit card number or other personal information.
CUSTOMERS: If you entered any personal account information, please call The Adirondack Trust Company at 518-584-5844.