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Barclays On-line Banking deserves better error messages

02 January 2014  |  6371 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday 1st January I logged in to Barclays Internet Banking as usual, to make a payment to a new Payee. When I progressed to submit the payment, I got an error message no.6 "we have technical issues, please try again later". Thinking the service might be down for planned outages on it being New Years Day, I waited 5 hours and tried aga...

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RBS does have robust procedures

01 October 2013  |  2616 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I consider myself primarily an RBS Customer, with other on-line accounts at many other Banks including Barclays & Halifax. Overall I am very reassured by the RBS processes, however ..... I do find it a pain that if I need to change the transaction reference to a pre-existing Payee (eg Invoice number), I do have to dig out the Cardreader. When m...

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RBS Internet Banking is not for the English

28 January 2013  |  4515 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I had fun with RBS Internet Banking on Sunday. When I went to Login as usual via a page dedicated to RBS Customers in England, I got an error message that my Login credentials hd not been recognised. ...

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PCI is not onerous - it's too weak

13 January 2012  |  4150 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Despite all the bleating about PCI over the years, I found it to be too weak. With all the focus on Cardholder Data - as being that on the Mag Stripe - namely Cardnumber, Cardholder Name, Expiry Date ...

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Citi demonstrates lack of good Security practice - ditto BBC

16 June 2011  |  5238 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

As reported, this greatly surprises me - apparently placing the Credit Card number within the URL, and thus by changing the URL exposes other Credit Card details within having to go through the Access...

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How Security savvy are Sony?

28 April 2011  |  5289 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

Yesterday (Wed) we had Sony being not very re-assuring, saying "While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided y...

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How to get hold of 8 million dollars

05 April 2011  |  5979 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I recall some 25 years ago being told via e-mail to change the Bank Account that my employers Direct Debits would be credited to from a High Street branch of Lloyds to one in a small local village wit...

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How Visa card-to-card cash transfer work in practice?

28 February 2011  |  10013 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Be interested to fully understand how it works - for example : a) how does the recipient get informed that the funds are available? b) if they go to the ATM to withdraw the funds as Cash, what are th...

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World Cup Data Breach at FIFA

07 September 2010  |  3896 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Good old FIFA - in accordance with the EU Data Protection Act they should have deleted data pertaining to Ticket Sales from the 2006 World Cup in Germany shortly thereafter - but they didn't. A data

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Beware HMRC Tax Rebate scam e-mails

06 September 2010  |  4245 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced last week that 6 million people in the UK will be told they have paid the wrong amount of Income Tax, with other reports saying that 1.4 million wi...

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