Knowing the site is a fake or not ? Bank switching to windows ?
linxt at comcast.net
Mon Jun 6 21:27:12 UTC 2005
On Monday 06 June 2005 12:39, James T. Carver wrote:
> On Monday 06 June 2005 10:57 am, fedora-list-request at redhat.com wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Robin Laing wrote:
> > > In my case, if it is really a place that I need security (bank), it is
> > > a phone call. My online bank will only allow 3 mistake logins within a
> > > short time and then it requires a phone call to get the access opened.
> > >
> > > If I get a password by email, I change it on the first new login.
> > >
> > > The odds of a single email sniffed is pretty low in my opinion. And if
> > > you are on the ball, you request the password when you will receive it
> > > and hopefully act before the sniffer can even go through the data.
> > Some banks in europe will hand you a sheet of one-time passwords to be
> > used in order in the event that other mechanisms fail or are
> > inappropriate.
> > > This is an interesting thought. When one bank that we used changed
> > > from UNIX to Windows servers, the passwords became case insensitive and
> > > would not accept some characters. We raised this with the bank and
> > > they didn't seem to concerned.
> > --
> Just knowing that the bank switched from linux/unix to windows makes me
> leary of doing business with that bank to begin with. even with the latest
> and greatest from$icrosoft there are so many holes you could drive a truck
> through them. If the bank wouldn't let you use case senstive and other
> character passwords it just make cracking that bank easier so I sure would
> take my money and put it into a different bank.
Is someone willing to name the bank and possibly help us avoid a risky
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