Microsoft® has announced plans to discontinue support for Windows® XP by April 8, 2014, meaning they will no longer provide any technical assistance or security patches for Windows XP. If you are using XP after this date you will be highly exposed to potential operational risks, including, but not limited to, application incompatibilities and unauthorized data access.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a publication regarding the discontinuation of support for Windows XP. Please visit this link for more information on how it may affect your financial institution: http://www.ffiec.gov/press/pr100713.htm
. Many institutions have already migrated from XP. If you have not, now is the time to plan for and implement appropriate changes. For additional information from Microsoft, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx
A serious vulnerability dubbed, "Heartbleed", was uncovered by security researchers. Security Bank of California’s online banking is NOT vulnerable. This vulnerability exists in certain versions of OpenSSL, a widely-used cryptographic library that enables SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Security Layer) encryption, the version currently running on our hosted environment is again not vulnerable to this bug.
Additional information can be found here regarding this vulnerability: