You have to love security folk!

You just have to love people who insist on security for the sake of security. You know, the type who claim you need security even though it’s not really necessary, or even useful.

I spotted one of these cases on HSBC’s online banking. To get to the screen below you have to supply a string of digits which is your username, followed by secret word, then a numeric key generated by a token that I have to carry around me. Pretty secure, huh? Well, is what one of the screens looks like on the inside:


I love the fact that someone felt the need to obfuscate my phone numbers. I feel really secure in the knowledge that if someone hacks my bank account they won’t be able to phone me up.

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