From: Fergal Moran (fergal.moran at domain wasptech.com)
Date: Tue 09 May 2000 - 11:30:49 IST
fergal.moran at domain wasptech.com
fergal at domain moran.com
-- WASP Technologies http://www.wasptech.com Wireless Application Solutions Provider > -----Original Message----- > From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of > Vincent Cunniffe > Sent: 09 May 2000 09:51 > To: ilug > Subject: Re: [ILUG] aib 24hour-online > Fergal Moran wrote: > > > > > uhmmm... this site is now giving me the occasional "can't > connect to > > > database", etc.. type errors. Which is not unusual with > these NT ASP > > > sites. > > Uhhmm - I would stay well away from that site. I signed up > for it about 6 > > months ago (it was still asp then( and after using it the > first time I got > > it cancelled. It is incredibly insecure. An online > banking site with no > > security other than username/password - the mind boggles. > > Are we still talking about AIB here? > > If so, you need to know your account code, a 5-digit PIN > code, and several > random pieces of information to log into a https server. > Admittedly not > the greatest encryption strength in the world, but it's still solid. > > What's the problem that you perceive? > Well - for starters - someone could register www.24hor-online.ie and various other spelling mistakes, put up a site that looks exactly the same and then everyone who mis-spells the url would be typing their details into some hackers web site. Granted they couldn't do much more than pay your electricity bills for you but still it makes me feel unconfortable. How long will it be before credit agencies are employing people to pry into your finances. When I was using online banking with the Royal Bank of Scotland they had a system where in order to use it on a machine I had to get a 25 digit PIN code mailed to me and type it in in the browser before it would work on that machine. The code was unique to me and could only be used once. I also have online business banking from AIB and that is far more secure. It is a seperate piece of software and does not work over a web connection. Just my 2 euros! Fergal.
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