Internet Banking Issue

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  1. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    A friend's wife has a bank acct o/seas to send money to her elderly mom back in the old country.

    To release money to her mom she does it via internet banking direct with the o/seas bank & her mom goes to the bank to pick up the released funds.

    Now when she logs in she's getting this page (see attached example pic NB not the actual pic. But same type of page) & she's scared if she proceeds her acct will get hacked. Her bank say they have no problems. The issue is occurring on FF IE & Chrome.

    What's your opinion & what advice should i pass on & what can they do to tighten online banking security without making it complicated? They don't even bother with an Av or Suite at the moment.
     

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  2. sdmod

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    I don't know much about these things but it seems that the portal is "retired", maybe they decided to do that when their certificate expired

    http://insidemit-apps.mit.edu/

    says

    ............................................
    "insideMIT

    The insideMIT Portal is Being Retired

    Based on a minimal user base, outdated technology, and ongoing cost to support, the insideMIT portal will be retired by the end of June, 2011. The list of links below will help you find applications and information that were cataloged in the portal.

    My insideMIT tab
    http://web.mit.edu/sapweb
    Self Service tab
    http://web.mit.edu/sapwebss
    http://hrweb.mit.edu/
    Business and Finance tab
    http://web.mit.edu/sapweb
    http://vpf.mit.edu/
    People tab
    http://web.mit.edu/sapweb
    http://hrweb.mit.edu/
    Research tab
    http://osp.mit.edu/
    http://osp.mit.edu/coeus/
    Space and Safety tab
    http://web.mit.edu/sapweb
    http://ehs.mit.edu/site/
    Tools tab
    http://ist.mit.edu/
    http://kb.mit.edu/

    If you have any questions about how to find information that was in the insideMIT portal, please email portal-feedback@mit.edu
    M I T M I T
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    insideMIT sponsored by Information Services & Technology
    Contact Information"
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  3. AaLF

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    oh-oh. I mentioned that the jpeg was an example only of the type of page. not the actual picture.
     
  4. Techwiz

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    "The untrusted connection message may appear when you go to a site whose URL begins with “https.” These sites are supposed to provide an encrypted connection. Firefox checks the virtual certificates presented by these sites to verify the site you’re navigating to is authentic. If it cannot verify the site’s identity through the certificate, you receive the warning message. The message may also appear when you try to access a Web content management system through the Internet."

    It's not uncommon for sites to not stay current with the certificates. You can inspect the certificate for the site from your browser by clicking on the pad-lock icon located at the start of your URL bar for HTTPS websites. Click more information and view certificates. The Gibbson Research Corporation or GRC provides a HTTPS fingerprint service located here:

    httxs://www.grc.com/fingerprints.htm

    Get use to inspect certificates on banking and shopping sites in particular. Firefox has a number of other add-ons which you can use to verify digital certificates.

    verify by reputation:
    WOT httxs://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/
    verify by notaries/lists:
    Perspectives httxs://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/perspectives/
    Convergence httx://convergence.io/

    Get into the habit of checking certificates on websites you use for banking and shopping. Hopefully this information is helpful. Most users don't know what to do with certificates. Generally, I'd recommend avoiding online banking and shopping, but that can't always be avoided.

    Source:
    httx://www.ehow.com/info_12164704_this-connection-untrusted-error-firefox.html
     
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  5. sdmod

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    Oh! sorry :) my mistake
    Maybe could be an expired certificate though, as I understand it they only run for a limited time.

     
  6. FreddyFreeloader

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    Can't the bank wire the money directly to her bank? There's PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union.
     
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