[H-GEN] Anti-unix changes in Suncorp-Metway's updated banking TOS

Christopher Biggs listjunkie at pobox.com
Sun Jan 23 23:11:20 EST 2005

Christian Bullow <cbullow at tehbomb.com> moved upon the face of the 'Net and spake thusly:

> Christopher Biggs wrote:
> | I'm fine with that change, but there was one other small change
> | which caught my eye: you must assert that you are using 'suitable
> | software', and agree that if you access the service with
> | 'non-suitable' software the bank is not liable for /any/ loss of
> | funds.
> |
> | 'Suitable Software' has been redefined in the updated
> | terms-of-service as: MSIE 5.5 or later or Netscape 6.1 or later on
> | MS-Windows 95,98,2000, or XP, along with an "approved" anti-virus
> | suite.
> |
> I noticed this today when I logged into my internet banking, I
> actually popped off an e-mail to the IT guys over it, I wasn't happy
> at all.

Having spoken to the Suncorp customer service line (aargh!  that
hideous voice-rec navigation system!) today, I've confirmed that this
is not an oversight, but aparrently a conscious decision to tell Mac
and Unix users to take a running jump.


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