Bankers with online banking web sites will find this paper of interest. It might trigger some thoughts with respect to steps an online bank might take based upon examining the online banking user's browser version and, if seriously old and exposed, to suggest that to the user that they really need to upgrade to avoid potential vulnerabilities.
For example, 37signals, a provider of online project management and collaboration tools, announced today that it would no longer support users running Internet Explorer 6 and below starting next month. They did it because of browser/design compatibility issues but PayPal's recently made comments about taking similar steps because of security vulnerabilities in older browsers.
You can read more about Capital One's Debit MasterCard at the Capital One web site. A comprehensive FAQ on the product is available. Rewards are only earned on signature-based (not PIN-based) purchases. Note that the new debit card is also "paperless" - a paper statement of account activity is only available upon request each month and has a $3.00 fee.
eBay Australia continues to require that all sellers offer PayPal for payment - but it won't be requiring removal of other payment methods. In a statement to the eBay community, eBay said "eBay regrets any uncertainty that this process has caused among the Community and believe that today’s decision will remove further doubt."
According to Gemalto, "the Pegasus group, which consists of seven major banks and four mobile operators in France, launched the program in November 2007 with 1,000 user clients and 200 merchants in Caen and Strasbourg. The renewal of the Gemalto service contract until the end of 2008 reasserts its recognition as a trusted third party among the various parties involved in the mobile NFC ecosystem."
We have received news of the following recent management changes: