Yesterday Was Windows XP’s 20th Birthday, Keep Your Systems Updated

Windows XP

I thought this was interesting, yesterday – October 25th 2021, was Windows XP’s 20th birthday.  And here we are on the cusp of Windows 11 rolling out to workstations across the country.

What I really found interesting about this article was that it mentions a significant amount of people continue to use Windows XP to this day.  (Significant is pretty relative.)  Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009, with extended support lasting another five years.  This means that anyone still running Windows XP has not received support from Microsoft for roughly 7.5 years now, including almost all security updates and fixes for vulnerabilities that may have been discovered.

Think of all the vulnerabilities, viruses, exploits that have occurred in the last 8 years.  Think of all the technology changes on the web.  These old systems are very vulnerable to abuse and modern secure systems cannot support these legacy devices.

It’s important to keep your systems patched for the latest security updates to protect your members data and your corporate infrastructure.  Members need to remain current to keep their own systems safe.  CU*Answers Web Services updates your WordPress website core and plugins weekly (and as needed for immediate vulnerabilities) and partnering with CU*Answers Network Services, we update the host servers monthly (or as needed for immediate concerns.)  In addition, we regularly sunset older technology that we can no longer support, usually because the manufacture stopped maintaining it, like Microsoft did with Windows XP.  The Internet Explorer web browser is another example.

In short, keep your systems current.  Technology changes and systems get patched to make them more secure.  Staying up to date keeps your systems more secure too.

New URL for Online Banking Direct Login Widget

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS USING THE ONLINE BANKING DIRECT LOGIN WIDGET ON THEIR WEBSITE: Action Required – Please change the URL of your online banking direct login widget By March 1, 2015.

Due to some behind-the-scenes enhancements we’re making to the It’s Me 247 online banking direct login widget, we are changing the URL on Monday, December 22 to the one listed below.

Current URL

https://www.itsme247.com/CUID/UsernameWidget.aspx

New URL (as of December 22)

https://www.itsme247.com/CUID/Authentication/UsernameWidget

  • Note: CUID is your credit union’s online banking ID.

 

Please update your URL no later than March 1, 2015.

Until this date, we will implement a redirect so that the old URL will automatically point to the new URL. After March 1, 2015, however, we will disable the old URL and it will no longer redirect to the new one.

Thank you for helping us update the online banking direct login widget!

Online Loan Application

With the recent launch of the updated look to It’s Me 247 Online Banking, did you know that the Satellite Loan Application got a new look too?

Now is the perfect opportunity to make sure your website has a simple easy way for your members and even your not-yet members to apply for a loan at your credit union.

Revisit the Satellite Loan Application Snippet

It’s Me 247 Investment Center Banners

CUSO Financial Services (CFS) has strict guidelines on what sorts of marketing you can do. We have had the following banners pre-approved by their Ad Review process for use on the It’s Me 247 Online Banking Community and on your web site.

These banners must link directly to your It’s Me 247 Investment Center (eVision) custom URL.

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It's Me 247 Investment Center

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It's Me Investment Center Banner

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Money Desktop Banners

Here are some web banners you can use to advertise you connection to Money Desktop. In addition, Money Desktop has their own sets of banners you can get from them.

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Money Desktop badge

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Money Desktop

Money Desktop Banner

OBC Page

(remember to change your cuid)
https://obc.itsme247.com/227/what-else/pfm/

Intro to Money Desktop Video Code Snippet

The code snippet below is for adding a video introducing your members to Money Desktop to your web site. Money Desktop is now an available option inside of It’s Me 247. Read More »