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

Greg Black gjb at gbch.net
Sun Jan 23 23:17:50 EST 2005


On 2005-01-24, Christopher Biggs wrote:
> 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.

Great.  Yet another reason not to use Suncorp.  This looks like
the kind of story that ought to appear in Bruce Schneier's
CryptoGram Newsletter.

Cheers, Greg




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