Tag Archives: Banker

The New Normal: Constant Flux

By | March 23, 2010

(This is a copy of my Loose Wire Sevice column, produced for newspapers and other print publications. Hence the lack of links.) I was reading a blog by a World Banker the other day—now there’s a phrase I wouldn’t have thought I’d use a few years ago—about our old favorite in this column: Twitter. Now don’t get me… Read More »

Hi, I’m Sheila from Phishers ‘R’ Us

By | October 8, 2007

It amuses me that banks talk about security but rarely apply it in a consistent enough way to save people like you and me from getting scammed. Take what just happened to me this morning: My bank rings me up (the number is a private number so doesn’t show up on my screen, but that doesn’t seem to… Read More »

Dogbert Goes Phishing

By | August 12, 2005

It’s not on his homepage yet, but check out Friday’s Dilbert strip: it’s about phishing and does more than a 1,000 bank warning notices could do to show how it works and why folk are dumb to be taken in by it. An email lands on The Pointy Haired One’s screen, Dear Customer, This is your bank. We… Read More »

Snake Oil? Public Service? KMGI Responds

By | December 3, 2004

Yesterday I wrote about the odd press release from the Internet Security Foundation and the apparent conflict of interest between a foundation pointing out flaws in software (in this case, Windows) while at the same time promoting its own related software. Today I received a response from the founder of the company that registered the site, Alex Konanykhin… Read More »

Phishing Takes Its Toll

By | October 11, 2004

Is phishing beginning to take its toll on banks? It’s been my belief for some time that this is, or would be, the case. Banks have seen the Internet as a cash cow and have been over-eager to milk it without realising that it’s not just a way to grab more customers and slice overheads. The Internet is… Read More »