Tuesday, July 03, 2007

On Banks Checking Your PC Before Transactions?

Is this good? Is this scary? Do you want your bank "doing a NAC thing" on your PC before allowing you access? "Banks are seeking access to customer PCs used for online banking transactions to verify whether they have enough security protection."

After I thought about it for a while, I decided that it IS a good thing, UNLESS their policy will now say that "customer is liable for all web transactions" [including those done by malware not detected by the bank security check...].

If that will indeed be the case (the article doesn't say it though), it will be be time to change banks "because of security." :-)

Dr Anton Chuvakin