Mobile Bank ID waves goodbye to Android 5 and iOS 11 this summer

In six months, Bank ID will stop working with iOS 10 and 11 and Android 5, also known as Lollipop. It says to read in them updated system requirements on Bank-ID’s website. The iOS versions that stop being supported are from 2016 and 2017, respectively, while Android 5 appeared already in 2014.

In other words, it is high time to raise system requirements to maintain security functionality, says Finansiell ID-Teknik, which is responsible for the development of Bank-ID. This is because mobile manufacturers themselves stop sending out security updates when their operating systems get really old.

According to Finansiell ID-Teknik, it is difficult to determine exactly how many users are affected. An email to M3 states that there may be 38,000 Android 5 users and just over 25,000 users of iOS 10 and 11.

– Our most important task is to ensure that BankID is a secure e-identification. This means that, unfortunately at regular intervals, we must stop supporting old units and operating systems when they no longer correspond to the high security requirements we apply, writes Finansiell ID-Tekniks press service.

Communication must have been issued continuously to affected users since the end of December.