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Re: Heartbleed (was ... Re: My fellow (Debian) Linux users ...)

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:34:29PM -0400, shawn wilson wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2014 10:11 PM, "Richard Hector" <richard@walnut.gen.nz> wrote:
> > They don't need to send an email, or anything intrusive. They just need
> > to put a big notice on the login page of their internet banking site -
> > along with (or instead of) all the ads they have for cheap loans or term
> > deposits or whatever. It would make virtually no difference to the speed
> > of logging in, and would reassure me that they take security seriously.
> >
> This is totally OT (this thread sorta has been for a while)

There is an old saying, "Don't try and put a fire out with gasoline!"

> All banks take security seriously - if they fail audits, someone will get
> fired (probably a C level someone). Past that, I can say BofA seems to
> spend extra effort on security for businesses and high value customers, and

A few years ago I had some checks stolen and subsequently cashed. The
banks weren't interested until I got the cops involved and only then did
they refund my money. Sure, they are worried about security -- their own

> If a company starts posting CVEs on their home page, I'll think it kinda

Don't be ridiculous. 

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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