[LINK] PCs bad for banking: expert
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Mar 16 09:46:13 EST 2005
At 02:34 AM 16/03/2005, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> > Don't use a phone with memory for banking ...
>Did anyone see Bill Caelli on SBS Insight last night?
>He was really giving a predominant commodity operating system a shafting
>without actually naming which it.
>The problem is that I believe that the significance of what he was
>saying will be lost on most users.
I saw that. I felt his tone was a bit strident and may not allow the
message to get through. I'm not at ALL a fan of the ABA guy who only
answers questions on behalf of banks when it's not controversial [he often
says he doesn't speak for the banks, even though the interviewer has been
sent to him from the bank in question]. But in terms of style, he seemed
much more accessible to the viewer than Bill.
One thing that Bill said that was really telling was the 'hidden' cost of
security expected by the banks of the customers: if you do this and avoid
the fees for other methods, it will cost you $xxx amount if you buy
commercial security packages. The question customers should ask themselves
is if the cost they incur is less or more than the online banking that the
banks have been pushing.
How about sending the BANK an invoice for the software one has had to buy
to protect themselves from the BANK's insecure approaches?
[I'm exagerating, I know]
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at melbpc.org.au -- http://member.melbpc.org.au/~jwhit/whitentr.htm
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