[LINK] mail2web service

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun Jan 10 14:51:40 AEDT 2010

On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Craig Sanders <cas at taz.net.au> wrote:

> > Is it "safe" to use?
> personally, i think you'd have to be completely insane to use such
> a service - or provide ANY third party with your login and password
> details for anything, let alone your email account(s).

A few months ago Mint (mint.com) sold to Quicken for US$170 million.  Very
shortly they will pass 2 million users (if they haven't already), with over
700,000 of them active on a monthly basis.

In order to use Mint, you have to give them the username and password for
all of your online finance sites - your bank, your share trading company,
your 401K (superannuation), etc. So that means that over 700,000 people -
probably more - have given their online banking details to what was
previously a small startup.

Whether it makes sense or not, and whether you would have to be insane or
not, people will do it...


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