[Dshield] Banks Shifting Logins

Mike Wydra mwydra1 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 24 02:38:47 GMT 2005


Justine S. wrote:
>The thing I find amusing is the people that are most paranoid about
>internet banking are the ones that have no problem handing over a
>paper check to a clerk at a store that has their name, address, phone
>number ,drivers license number, bank name, and account number on it. 
>If people want security they should quit using checks.  (my two cents)

I must agree with Justin - It's going to be "a cold day in hell" before I do ANY on-line banking in the current environment. As more and more regular people get their funds stolen, or their credit wrecked, they will go back to visiting a "teller," and using snail mail. On-line banking is not safe, even if you have a totally secure machine. When people start to realize this on a mass scale - it will wreak the economy. There is only one solution for this, but I'm not going to start another holy war on the list by mentioning it. As far as "job security" is concerned - there will be no need for IT specialists when "Joe Average" quits using the Internet for ANY type of financial transaction.

Mike Wydra
AT&T   USA



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