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CIMB Clicks Facing Major Security Flaws – UPDATED With Statement from CIMB Bank

by Aiman MaulanaDecember 17, 2018
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CIMB Clicks Facing Major Security Flaws [UPDATE 3.30PM 17th December 2018]

If you’re a CIMB account holder / user, then this is definitely something you need to take note of. It appears that CIMB Clicks is currently facing some issues due to major security flaws in the system.

To be precise, it appears that some CIMB Clicks users have managed to log in to their account despite using the wrong password. This is of course a very serious matter, especially for online banking, as it would seem like virtually anyone is able to access your accounts.

Users have started to report on the matter when they noticed the appearance of “ReCaptcha” on the CIMB Clicks website. This can be seen as an indication that the website is currently seeing a lot of bots coming in.

CIMB Clicks Facing Major Security Flaws - CIMB Users Beware

Despite that, CIMB has assured that it is only an added security measure. They mentioned that if suspicious activity has been detected, users will be prompted for the ReCaptcha validation, and upon successful validation, they will be able to access their accounts without any problems. Aside from this, CIMB has yet to make an official statement on the matter.

CIMB Bank Official Statement

The folks over at CIMB Bank has given us their official statement on the matter. To avoid any potential misunderstandings, we will include the statement in its whole, right below here:

CIMB Bank Berhad (“CIMB” or “the Bank”) would like to address recent social media news on the alleged insecurity of its online banking portal, CIMBClicks. Please take note that our CIMBClicks system remains secure and all customers’ transactions continue to be protected.

The bank would like to inform that it had, over the weekend, introduced a few additional measures to enhance the security of its CIMBClicks transactions. Apart from ensuring that the system is now able to accommodate passwords longer than eight (8) characters and up to 20 characters, we have also added the reCaptcha security measure on CIMBClicks to ensure the user is not a bot.

And there you have it. If you are facing problems on your end such as mysterious charges or other matters, do contact them as soon as possible.

Pokdepinion: Some people are advising to not go and login to your CIMB Clicks account for now. I’m not a user myself but it sounds like a better safe than sorry situation for now so just keep your eyes and ears peeled.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)
  • hasnah
    December 18, 2018 at 9:24 am

    when i logged in to my cimb click account this image appeared before i could key in my password: about 8 different images and i am supposed to click the images with traffic lights. I screened shot the image and showed it to an officer at CIMB Taman Tun. she then clicked the cimb click account for me at the bank’s system. No such images appeared. So she said dont use the cimb click in my laptop but come to the bank and use the one within the premises of the bank. Yet when I called up the CIMB bank call centre the officer told me , oh the images are security features. So who to believe?

    • Vyncent Chan
      December 18, 2018 at 11:35 am

      The images sound like the reCAPTCHA system used to prevent bots from logging in to your account. The officer seems to be forgetting the whole point of online banking is for convenience i.e. not having to go to the bank. LOL

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