Bank of Ireland has come under scrutiny for telling customers that it is still safe to use Internet Explorer for their sensitive transactions. The Irish bank insists that it is still secure for Business On Line customers to log on using the browser, despite warnings from Microsoft and teams of security experts that say otherwise.
The Irish Independent reports:
Until the problem is fixed, virtually all IT security experts now recommend scaling back use of Internet Explorer for sensitive transactions or switching to a rival browser.
But Bank of Ireland is still insisting that its business customers use the threatened web browser in their day-to-day banking.
Microsoft itself has said that Internet Explorer is unsafe at this time and will be until it is patched. When the very makers of the browser issue a warning such as this, it is best to take heed especially for banking and financial information.