Monday, October 23, 2006
Banks under fire for lack of online security
Four out of seven on-line banks have failed to secure their sites after being alerted over a month ago by Heise Security to serious security issues on their web pages for online banking. On 20th September heise Security published an article, demonstrating that many on-line banks were taking too few precautions to protect their customers from phishing attacks. Some have reacted positively to this and improved their sites, but others seem to have made no changes to their sites, and the responsibility for avoiding phishing scams is still left entirely with their customers.