Tag Archives: online commerce

The Slow Death of the iPod

By | September 18, 2006

Jupiter Research has come up with figures [BBC] suggesting that only 20% of the tracks found on an iPod will have been bought from iTunes. The conclusion: “Digital music purchasing has not yet fundamentally changed the way in which digital music customers buy music.” Paul Thurrot reckons that for Apple things are the other way around to what… Read More »

Banks, Phishing And A Dereliction Of Responsibility

By | November 14, 2004

Online commerce suffers from one major flaw: It’s online. That means we need to use computers (or computer-like devices, such as cellphones). It means we need to use the Internet. Together this is a lethal cocktail. And for online banking, it just may mean it is fatal. Online banking, for example, is not like using an ATM. Or… Read More »

Phear Of Phishing Doesn’t Just Hit The Bankers

By | July 30, 2004

Beware The Fear. The blizzard of coverage about phishing (usually involving some awful pun) has done a lot to raise awareness about the problem, but is it enough? A survey by Insight Express for Symantec of 300 people (no URL available yet, sorry) shows that while three quarters of folk are aware of spyware only a quarter of… Read More »

Ho, Ho, Ho, Tis The Season Of The Online Scam

By | December 24, 2003

Phishing — the art of depriving folk of their sensitive password data and then using it to empty their pockets — has become the scam du jour of the holiday season. The Anti-Phishing.org website says it has seen ‘dramatic’ growth in November and December of email spoofing (emails claiming to be from, for example, your bank) and general… Read More »