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- 03-08-2013 #1
Are You Protecting Your Data?
At any rate today I came across this article and I am wondering if I should try to use any of this stuff?
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- 03-08-2013 #2
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I don't do any online statements and don't plan to if it can be avoided. They want you to signup for online statements so they can save the paper and postage costs involved with mailing them to you. It's also a good way for them to get a known good email address for you so they can use it for other things as they might deem important, if you know what I mean.
Unfortunately, online statements will most likely become mandatory at some point in the future if you want statements. Hopefully that will be many years from now, but I'm betting it won't be very many years before it happens.oz
- 03-08-2013 #3
The likeliest result of using the kind of security you describe is that you will lose/forget your password and won't be able to recover it because it is stored in an encrypted file!
There are many true stories about this kind of thing. Companies often force workers to renew their passwords frequently and use cracking software to reject any passwords that do not look like random character strings. Result: people are forced to write out their passwords on post-it notes and stick them to the terminal!
A work colleague of mine worked at Bletchley Park during the war. They had one section that was behind a (supposedly) locked door and the key to the door was in a locked box whose key had to be asked for. Result: the door was never actually locked because it was too much of a business to unlock it.
Your best bet is just not to use online banking. Deal over the counter with human beings. You can't forge a face."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 03-08-2013 #4
I use truecrypt to encrypt my 32GB backup usb key. It contains the data I really couldn't do without.
- 03-08-2013 #5
That's another way I protect my data
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- 03-08-2013 #7
That explains why I couldn't get it to show... and may I say YIKES!
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