On March 2, 2015 a new vulnerability in SSL/TLS was discovered by researchers and reported in CVE-2015-0204. The vulnerability, dubbed FREAK (Factoring RSA-EXPORT Keys), allows attackers to intercept HTTPS connection between vulnerable clients and servers. It forces them to use ‘export-grade’ cryptography, which can then be decrypted or altered. A connection is only vulnerable if both the server and computer accepts RSA-EXPORT cipher suites. This can affect both computer and mobile device browsers.
We would like to assure you that as a customer, your Internet Banking service through Capital Bank of Texas is not affected by this vulnerability. The vulnerability addressed in this alert deals with legacy security services that are utilized for secured web communications and are used as a means of creating backwards compatibility with older web browsers. However, in order to ensure that your Internet Banking experience is as secure as possible, Capital Bank of Texas currently does not allow the use of these EXPORT ciphers from their Internet Banking servers.
In order to help ensure that our customers have the most secured web experience possible, Capital Bank of Texas recommends that customers update both their computer and mobile device web browsers (example: Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome…) to the latest version.
If you will be traveling outside the United States, please notify our debit card department at 830-876-5221 so we can ensure uninterrupted service.