Hawk's Nest

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Security Pipeline | Customer Sues Bank Of America For Computer Viruses [via Wagner's Weblog]

If customers could sue successfully online banking companies for the customer's own negligence, we're all in trouble. This goes back to my recent proposition that "The burden is on the PC users who need to familiarize themselves with the tools to keep themselves safe just as they would in any other enterprise of life."

Microsoft is not responsible for a user's security problems and neither is a vendor the user does business with. If you haven't protected yourself, no third party is responsible to protect you from yourself.

If a third party breaches your security, say a site harvests your private information due to the site's poor security practices, that is a different story. But remember, in a court of law, it has to be proven.


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