Canadian bank hands out free Eee PCs

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| Sure, it's only the 7-inch, 2GB version, but it still runs Xandros way better
| than this solar calculator we got from our bank.
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http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/01/c...-free-eee-pcs/


Recent:

Security? - Don't Bank on It

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| A useful article here dissecting what's wrong with the latest version of the
| UK Banking code...
|
| [...]
|
| Since GNU/Linux users tend not to run anti-virus programs, and don't use
| traditional firewalls: does that mean they're always liable?
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http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/20...ank-on-it.html


HSBC e-payments system goes titsup (again)

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| Merchants are furious at HSBC UK after the bank's e-payments system fell over
| for an extended period for the second time in less than a fortnight.
|
| [...]
|
| Earlier this week the bank admitted that it has misplaced 370,000 customer
| details, containing in an unencrypted disc that it posted to a reinsurance
| firm a month ago. *
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...ents_problems/


UK bank details 'for sale for £5'

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| British bank account details are on sale online for as little as £5 in
| so-called cyber-crime supermarkets, a report says.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7335844.stm


New banking code cracks down on out-of-date software

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| The banking industry has re-affirmed a policy that makes online banking
| customers responsible for losses if they have out of date anti-virus or
| anti-phishing protection. New Banking Codes for consumers and businesses took
| effect on Monday.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04...ing_code_2008/


Related:

Online banking fraud 'up 8,000%'

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| The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams
| in the past two years, the government's financial watchdog has warned.
|
| The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was "very concerned"
| about the growth in "phishing".
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6177555.stm


Secure web browsing through Live Linux distros

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| Banking isn't the be-all and end-all: there's many other reasons you'd
| want a secure system, separate from what's on the hard disk, besides
| Internet banking. Traveller's can't necessarily trust the integrity of
| a computer in an Internet cafe.
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http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/13292/53/