I blame the banks.
Posted Dec 20, 2008 11:01 UTC (Sat) by rwmj
In reply to: I blame the banks.
Parent article: "Vishing" advisory targets Asterisk
I can confirm dwmw2's account - my UK bank called me up recently,
with blocked caller ID, and then demanded security details. I told
them where to go of course, but I later got a secure message through
their authenticated web service which confirmed it was in fact them.
Ironically, perhaps, the call was about that other ludicrous
UK bank invention - "Verified for Visa". (a.k.a "we verified that you
will take the blame, not Visa"). The one where you get taken
to an iframe on a 3rd party site which asks for your security details.
My inquiry which prompted the call was to ask when they might
actually implement something secure, such as credit card device
that generates one-time keys.
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