Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 20:57 UTC
RISC OS NetSurf users are reeling from HSBC's shock decision to suspend their accounts because their RISC OS computers are allegedly infected with spyware. The high street bank has confused the open source browser NetSurf with a strain of PC malware going by the same name, and has locked their customers out for security reasons, it is believed. Punters say they were forced to turn up at their local branch with photo ID and sign a form promising to use Microsoft Windows XP with anti-virus software installed before they could access their money again.
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It's everywhere you look
by brewmastre on Tue 24th Oct 2006 22:10 UTC
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Finding out that companies have security department like this is not much of a shock. I used to work for the US DoD and we has 'Security Experts' that told us that we couldn't have handheld GPS units because terrorist might be able to intercept our communications. Mistaking a browser for a worm isn't much of a stretch. Kinda makes you feel good about our money and our national security

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