Windows XP End of Life
And How It Affects First Farmers Online Banking
April 8, 2014 officially signified the end of life for Windows XP. If you or your organization is currently running the Windows XP operating system on one or more of your computers, you need to be aware that you are exposing your computer network to a dangerous security threat that should be addressed immediately.
Microsoft will release no new security updates, patches, or system updates to protect you from viruses, malware, spyware, crashes, or theft of personal information. That means your computer and or network could be completely exposed to serious hacker attacks that could cripple your individual computer or network. If you have even one XP computer on your network, then you are at risk.
Consider upgrading or replacing your system immediately* to limit your security threat exposure.
Does this affect my use of online banking with First Farmers?
It could. If you are a First Farmers customer that is still using Windows XP to access our Online Banking services, you could run into issues. The best solution is to upgrade your operating system entirely from XP to Windows 7 (if you prefer to continue using a Microsoft operating system). But if you opt not to do that at this time, then at least make sure you have installed the most recent XP updates that are still available.
To do this:
- Click "Start"
- Click "Control Panel"
- Open "Security Center"
- Click "Check for the latest updates from Windows Update"
- Select the updates you want to install
If you have any questions, please contact us.
* First Farmers State Bank does not recommend or endorse any particular operating system.
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