LHV’s clients may continue to use their ID cards in the same way

5. September 2017

The Information System Authority announced the discovery of an ID card related security risk. Since the likelihood of an actual attack taking place is low, all clients are free to continue using their ID cards.

The ID card is a state issued document that is accepted by us for use in banking services as long as the state believes it to be sufficiently secure. LHV will apply additional risk-based measures in order to provide certainty for clients and ensure the safety of their assets. The bank’s clients are protected from possible attacks by their internet bank user ID, which is not publicly available.

If you like, the mobiil-ID or Smart-ID may be used as a means of authentication within banking channels, as they are not affected by the possible security risk. A mobiil-ID can be acquired from your mobile telecommunication operator, who will issue you a suitable SIM card. The mobiil-ID must then be activated on the politsei.ee web page.

The Smart-ID application can be downloaded to your smart phone from the App Store or Google Play. To activate it, follow the application’s instructions and identify yourself via mobiil-ID or your ID card. Additional information is available at: smart-id.com.

Even though the materialisation of the disclosed risks is highly unlikely, we ask that you please notify us of any suspicions you may have: 6 800 400 info@lhv.ee.

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