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Post by Plavt » Tue, 18 Aug 2009 4:58 pm


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Post by bigfilsing » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 1:33 am

Saw that too ...there must be an awful lot of banks and credit institutions sweating right now

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Post by Plavt » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 7:53 am

bigfilsing wrote:Saw that too ...there must be an awful lot of banks and credit institutions sweating right now
Makes you wonder dosen't it? Banks and others are always telling us their systems are safe. What they forget to mention is somebody who has worked in the banking sector and elsewhere is familiar with the system and it is not inconceivable that such people will know how to 'rumble' such systems. No system is 100% secure, I don't think it is even possible once users and others become familiar as cannot be avoided.

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Post by ksl » Fri, 28 Aug 2009 1:11 pm

Plavt wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:Saw that too ...there must be an awful lot of banks and credit institutions sweating right now
Makes you wonder dosen't it? Banks and others are always telling us their systems are safe. What they forget to mention is somebody who has worked in the banking sector and elsewhere is familiar with the system and it is not inconceivable that such people will know how to 'rumble' such systems. No system is 100% secure, I don't think it is even possible once users and others become familiar as cannot be avoided.
Actually the banks all know their systems are not safe, though they make that much money, that they are not concerned with 3rd party theft, which is peanuts in Comparison to their profits, so the risks are worth taking..most are eventually caught even though it takes months to track them down.
My brother in laws account was also hit in UK, the bank reimbursed the losses, although it took 8 months, someone in the USA spending the money.

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