April 27, 2005

Citibank vulnerable to attacks described by Hollywood 17 years ago

Cory Doctorow has had someone mess with him in a totally uncool manner. I must stand with him on this one regarding the fairly cavalier attitude large companies (and especially Citibank, whom I won't deal with anymore) have towards their customers' privacy, financial security and data safety. One quick addendum: this isn't anything new. For a textbook example of this tactic, one can see it done verbatim on film back in 1988. What's really annoying is that nothing's been done to deal with the attack method since then - if Hollywood knows how to do something, that's usually an indicator that it won't work in reality - but not here, apparently.

Posted by jbz at April 27, 2005 10:52 AM | TrackBack

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