Internet Explorer Vulnerability

Apr 29, 2014
There has been recent coverage of a security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, versions 6 through 11. This means you could become victim to a drive-by install, where simply looking at a web page or image file can trick Internet Explorer into launching and installing malware. This could put you at risk when accessing information on the Web, including your Interne
There has been recent coverage of a security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, versions 6 through 11. This means you could become victim to a drive-by install, where simply looking at a web page or image file can trick Internet Explorer into launching and installing malware. This could put you at risk when accessing information on the Web, including your Internet Banking information.

Until Microsoft patches this vulnerability, we strongly advise you to use a browser other than Internet Explorer, such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

Microsoft says it has so far seen "limited attacks" exploiting the vulnerability. The software company is working to quickly patch this broken bit of code and push the fixes to the affected browsers.

If you choose to continue using Internet Explorer, Microsoft suggests that you adjust your settings to run it in “Enhanced Protected Mode” or use Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.

To run in “Enhanced Protected Mode,” go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced -> scroll until you see Enhanced Protected Mode. Make sure the Enable Enhanced Protected Mode is selected (if it is not selected, select it, click OK, then reboot your computer).
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To use Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), download and install the EMET from Microsoft (http://support.microsoft.comkb/248544/en-us), then configure the setting to the maximum security settings.
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As to your Credit Union’s security measures, we protect member data through strict internal procedures and data security processes. Member data is protected through multiple layers of security, beyond mandated state or federal regulations. In addition, external examiners evaluate the security of our systems and identify new ways to protect your data.

As always, if at any time you feel that your personal financial information has been compromised, please immediately contact our Call Center at 889-7755 (800-347-2838 outside the Albuquerque area).

Updated 5-01-14

Microsoft has released a patch for all versions of Internet Explorer on Thursday, May 1, 2014. If you have automatic updates turned on, no action will be necessary to get the security patch.

For those who don't have automatic updates enabled, "now is the time," Microsoft says. To turn on Automatic Updates, click on Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Update -> Change Settings. Ensure that “Install Updates Automatically” is selected in “Important updates.”

To update your PC immediately with this critical fix, click on the "Check for Updates" button on the Windows Update portion of the Control Panel.

The patch also fixes Internet Explorer running on the Windows XP operating system, despite Microsoft officially ending support for it on April 8.

For step-by-step instructions, click here.

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