As of April 8th, support ends for Windows XP and Office 2003.
The end of Windows XP support means Microsoft will no longer provide hot fixes, product updates, technical support, and—most importantly—security updates. This could put all users with the Windows XP Operating System at risk for any new vulnerabilities discovered after April 8th.
IF YOU CURRENTLY USE WINDOWS XP ON YOUR COMPUTER AND CONDUCT ANY BANKING OR SHOPPING ONLINE, YOU WILL BE EXTREMELY VULNERABLE TO ONLINE CRIMINALS WHO WILL TRY TO EXPLOIT THIS VULNERABILITY TO GAIN ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNTS AND PERSONAL INFORMATION.
If your computer has Windows XP, please take action to protect yourself. Lincoln Savings Bank takes the security of our customer's information very seriously. We have many controls in place to protect your sensitive information when you access your accounts online. However, we can not protect you if you leave yourself vulnerable from the computer you use to access our online systems.
What should you do if you have Windows XP on your computer?
After April 8, 2014, discontinue use of your Windows XP computer. You may be able to upgrade to a newer Windows operating system and Microsoft has created a page with information to determine if you can upgrade your PC. We encourage you to visit the Windows XP Information Page on Microsoft.com to determine if you can upgrade or if you will need to purchase a new computer.
What if you continue to use your Windows XP computer after April 8?
If you continue to use Windows XP after support ends, your computer will still work but it will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that do not work with Windows XP.
What about businesses that use Windows XP?
Businesses that use Windows XP face the same risks as personal Windows XP users. The risks may be even greater due to the more complex nature of the business computing environment. Visit Microsoft's page dedicated to protecting business users of Windows XP for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/end-of-support.aspx
Please contact Microsoft directly if you have questions about your Windows XP computer. Lincoln Savings Bank does not provide technical support for your Windows PC. We are providing this notice to help ensure our valued customers do not become victims of cyber crime.