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Mar. 3rd, 2010

09:33 pm - Online banking

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Date:March 4th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
More importantly than checking the URL, you just don't click links in unsolicited emails - most real banks state in their terms that they will never email you directly asking for any of your security details. In fact, the sensible ones never ask you to enter your whole password at any point in their login process either.

My bank remind me of this fact pretty much every time I log in. I'd have to be pretty unobservant not to have read this advice by now. I tend to be of the opinion that beyond a certain point, users have to take some responsibility - good advice on sensible practice is trivially easy to find.

I still can't believe anybody actually clicks links in unsolicited email... But then, some people give their bank details to the 419 scammers too.
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Date:March 4th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
Yes, I agree completely about "don't click links in emails". However, if there are people who do that (and don't notice the wrong address) then they would also be at risk from a fake (http) website that redirects them to a fake (https) login page.
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