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Re: Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing
From: Sven Olaf Kamphuis <sven () cb3rob net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:22:06 +0000 (UTC)
btw, i'm quite sure that -banks- of all things have the resources to just
take the transaction part for consumers -off their pcs- and simply send
them a dedicated device with an ethernet port to do the transactions on.
the same way they do in shops.
no more bothering with "omg what if they click a link, get phished and end
up in the transaction interface", as there simply won't be a web based
guess the "its not allowed to cost anything" mentality of banks towards
the internet is mostly gone (About time too ;) so they could consider
other options besides "using the hardware that's allready there and owned
by the customer (and full of virusses and spyware ;)"
Sven Olaf Kamphuis,
CB3ROB Ltd. & Co. KG
Address: Koloniestrasse 34 VAT Tax ID: DE267268209
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RIPE: CBSK1-RIPE e-Mail: sven () cb3rob net
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On Sun, 12 Feb 2012, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 04:44:13AM -0500, Vinny Abello wrote:
All recent email clients I've come across give you anti-phishing
warnings in one way or another if the URL does not match the actual link.
Which is great, but doesn't help you if the URL and the link are:
because a significant number of users will only see "firstnationalbank"
That's why I recommend that banks et.al. don't put *any* URLs in their
messages. If they make this an explicit policy and pound it into the
heads of their customers that ANY message containing a URL is not from
them, and that they should always use their bookmarks to get to the
bank's site, then they're training their customers to be phish-resistant.