[ubuntu-uk] (OT) New banking regulations

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 16:45:04 BST 2008

I don't know if this has been discussed before (not been keeping as
up-to-date with the list as I should!), but thought I'd flag up a change
to the Banking Code here in the UK.

The code reads: 
"Unless you have acted fraudulently or without reasonable care (for
example, by not following the advice in section 12.9), you will not be
liable for losses caused by someone else which take place through your
online banking service"

Section 12.9 says "Use up-to-date antivirus and spyware software and a
personal firewall."

Now, we have a built-in firewall (and I know many people on this list
will have a box running ipcop, for instance), but I personally don't use
AV software - for fairly obvious reasons. Anyone reckon "but I use
Linux!" isn't going to be enough to make a bank take liability for your
lost cash? 

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jun/12/hitechcrime.law
All the best,
Josh Blacker

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