LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Security Week: October 20th, 2014
Linux Advisory Watch: October 17th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Banks Abandoning SSL On Home Page Log-Ins Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: InformationWeek - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Some of the biggest banks have abandoned the practice of posting their online account log-in screens on SSL-protected pages in an effort to boost page response time and guide users to more memorable URLs, a U.K. Web performance firm said Tuesday.

The username and password are still encrypted when sent to the bank's server, however; the form's Submit or Login button points to an SSL-enabled "https" URL.

The practice runs counter to the advice banks and others have been hammering into consumers for years: look for the padlock icon representing a secure, SSL page. With the recent flood of phishing and other identity theft attacks, that advice has been reiterated by the likes of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its anti-phishing guidelines to users.

Read this full article at InformationWeek

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
USB is now UEC (use with extreme caution)
iPhone Encryption and the Return of the Crypto Wars
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.