Dear RIPE: Please don't encourage phishing

Sven Olaf Kamphuis sven at
Sun Feb 12 19:22:06 UTC 2012

btw, i'm quite sure that -banks- of all things have the resources to just 
take the transaction part for consumers -off their pcs- and simply send 
them a dedicated device with an ethernet port to do the transactions on.

the same way they do in shops.

no more bothering with "omg what if they click a link, get phished and end 
up in the transaction interface", as there simply won't be a web based 
transaction interface.

guess the "its not allowed to cost anything" mentality of banks towards 
the internet is mostly gone (About time too ;) so they could consider 
other options besides "using the hardware that's allready there and owned 
by the customer (and full of virusses and spyware ;)"


Sven Olaf Kamphuis,
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On Sun, 12 Feb 2012, Rich Kulawiec wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 04:44:13AM -0500, Vinny Abello wrote:
>> All recent email clients I've come across give you anti-phishing
>> warnings in one way or another if the URL does not match the actual link.
> Which is great, but doesn't help you if the URL and the link are:
> because a significant number of users will only see "firstnationalbank"
> and ".com".
> That's why I recommend that banks don't put *any* URLs in their
> messages.  If they make this an explicit policy and pound it into the
> heads of their customers that ANY message containing a URL is not from
> them, and that they should always use their bookmarks to get to the
> bank's site, then they're training their customers to be phish-resistant.
> ---rsk

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