Earlier this week, a HTTPS security test session on local online banking services by a local VPN provider BolehVPN have gained attention from many users due to the F grade rating that were given to a number of the services in the test. These services include the hugely popular Maybank2U as well as its enterprise counterpart Maybank2E together with AffinOnline, i-Muamalat and myBSN.
While HTTPS security is just one of several security methods (an important one, nevertheless) that banks have implemented over their online bank services, the results raised concerns among a lot of users. So, here’s a great news for Maybank customers out there: Maybank2U and Maybank2E are now rated with the A grade by SSL Labs’ tool that BolehVPN used in their test.
However, the same thing can’t be said about AffinOnline and i-Muamalat as their SSL Test grade still remained at F. That being said, AffinBank have responded to our query with their take on the test results in which we will discuss in subsequent post. As for myBSN, the test is not able to resolve the domain name as of 950pm due to unknown reason.
Apart from AffinBank, the rest of the banks that we have contacted earlier this week which include Bank Negara Malaysia still have no responded to our request for their official comments. Well, at least Maybank have went directly into action and optimized their site’s HTTPS security settings immediately. Their swift reaction is rather commendable and should be able to put the mind of concerned customers at ease.