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Re: Re: Secure Intranet?
From: "Byron Kennedy" <snail945 () yahoo com>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 17:49:51 -0800

forgive me, i'm not following you.  i find the words "some" and  "fairly
trivial" difficult to put my hands around.

Most of the security/web engineers I know who work for large banks
demonstrate a genuine interest in protecting customer's data as well as an
intimate understanding of what would happen (to the institution as a going
concern) if their sites are hacked and data is compromised as a result.
Perception is reality.

What factual data do you have - demonstrating examples of where https was
exploited, data was compromised and losses realized?

----- Original Message -----
From: <Danny.Carroll () mail ing nl>
To: <security-basics () security-focus com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 10:14 PM
Subject: RE: Re: Secure Intranet?


If HTTPS is not secure enough, than why do banks use them?  Just
wondering...

Because *most* people see the litle padlock in the status bar and think that
it's secure.
So the banks humour them.

On the other hand it *does* provide some, if not fairly trivial security.

-D
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