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Re: Banc of America Article

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Tue Jan 28 23:29:53 2003

In message <20030129040240.GA4103@ussenterprise.ufp.org>, Leo Bicknell writes:
>
>
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>FWIW:
>
>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57550-2003Jan28.html
>
>"About 13,000 Bank of America cash machines had to be shut down. The
>bank's ATMs sent encrypted information through the Internet, and when
>the data slowed to a crawl, it stymied transactions, according to a
>source, who said customer financial information was never in danger of
>being stolen."
>

OK.  I -- and, I suspect, most other folks on this list -- have been 
predicting for years that the Internet would become *the* data network, 
good for all taks.  Bank of America believed us.  They learned that 
maybe we were a bit overoptimistic in our time frame....


		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
		http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)






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