[plug] bank requires linux box be certified

Sen ectus senectus at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 09:19:21 AWST 2019

Def sounds scammy to me. Typically banks will say "software requirements are X and X and X".
Then leave it up to you to setup Thier software on your machine...

Never heard them talk about "certifying" a customers machine... That would mean they take some responsibility for the security of your device ( arguably them certifying something means they are making a claim about it )... And I don't see them wanting to be responsible for customers devices.

Are you certain you're talking with a bank rep?

Did you call them from a number you sourced from their public website independently?

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From: plug <plug-bounces at plug.org.au> on behalf of Chris Hoy Poy <chris at hoypoy.id.au>
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2019 9:04:11 AM
To: david at beckwith.net.au <david at beckwith.net.au>
Cc: PLUG mailing list <plug at plug.org.au>
Subject: Re: [plug] bank requires linux box be certified

I've never heard of such a request ever - got anything that says exactly what they requested? Good luck getting any system "verified safe" :-/


On Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 8:57 am david beckwith, <david at beckwith.net.au<mailto:david at beckwith.net.au>> wrote:
My bank account was hacked, now the bank wants my machine certified as
I have tried to explain about Linux, but they are stubborn - to be
polite. So I have
tried ringing various PC Security people, but all said NO to LInux. I
have been using
Linux since 1994 and UNIX before that. Currently have 2 HP machines
(Desktop and
laptop) both running Linux Mint 19.2.
I need help finding someone to satisfy my bank.
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