If you’re an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch user (as many of us are), be sure to take a few minutes and update your device as soon as possible. Why? On Friday, Apple announced that its latest operating system, iOS7, has a significant security flaw that affects hundreds of millions of devices.

The Credit Union Times reported in its recent article, Apple iOS Security Flaw Prompts Patch Advice, that “Baked into the system was a flaw that allowed an attacker, under certain circumstances, to intercept and read in plain sight traffic the users thought was encrypted via Secure Socket Layer technologies. That would include email, tweets, Web browsing, and potentially, mobile banking sessions that occur within the Web browser.” Click here to read the full article.

Although not all experts agree on whether the flaw made it possible for attackers to see information users shared in mobile banking apps, it’s important for you to be proactive in protecting your account security and privacy. What should you do? First, download the new patch that’s available for free on your Apple device. Then, continue to monitor your accounts and report any suspicious activity to us.

The privacy and security of your account information is our top priority, and we are continuously monitoring our members’ accounts. If we notice any suspicious activity on your accounts, we will contact you immediately.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at affinityplus@affinityplus.org or (800) 322-7228.