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Re: 13,000 Bank of America ATM's taken out by virus.

  • From: Jack Bates
  • Date: Sat Jan 25 22:58:39 2003

From: "Vinny Abello"
>
> I know of a bank whose consultants are blithering idiots. The lack of
> security baffles my mind. My home network is 10 times more secure than
what
> I've been told about. :( I'd hate to think that this is fairly common
among
> banks but I'm starting to wonder... The only positive thing that has come
> out of their lack of security is that I know one place not to put any of
my
> money. :P
>
Given your sig, is that 2 times or 10 times more secure? :)

I agree, though. I know some banks running 2.4 wireless inside the building.
Apparently they aren't aware of the wonderful abilities to kick a mac off,
assume it and have instant access to all the shares the original owner had
(M$ file sharing trust issue?). When it comes to a bank, any security issue,
no matter how small is a major one. Of course, there's probably still a
hacker in Russia somewhere enjoying the fruits of CityBank. :) Then again,
he may have died of old age by now.

Jack Bates
Network Engineer
BrightNet Oklahoma





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