Peace at aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net
Fri Jun 4 22:04:23 EDT 2010
Mike Leone <turgon <at> mike-leone.com> writes:
> On 6/4/2010 10:43 AM, David Reiser had this to say:
> > On Jun 4, 2010, at 10:22 AM, AS wrote:
> >> I just got a letter from my credit card company saying that my account had
been "compromised" (fancy word
> for being ripped off).
> >> What is the possibility that Aqbanking is the cause of it or the source
from which some bum got my card info?
> > Nearly zero. All the communication aqbanking does is either https encrypted
(ofx communications) or one
> of the approved encryption schemes used by the German banks.
> And besides, what probably happened is that some bad guy got into your
> bank's server and took copies of a data file. Or someone left a file
> like a spreadsheet with account info somewhere for the thief to find.
> You hear about laptops being lost or stolen, that had account data on
> it; that may have been it, too. In fact, any of those scenarios is much
> more likely than you were specifically targeted for a main-in-the-middle
> attack, or that someone sniffed your traffic as it went through a router
> somewhere ...
Oh....that's more in keeping with the clods that messed it up- Bank of America.
You know them? The TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL trash bank that we were forced to bailout.
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