Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Washington Mutual Sucks

I hereby declare Washington Mutual's computer security totally lame.

Get this: they cancelled my credit card, along with all other credit cards from that branch, because..... ready for this?

Somebody stole the computer with all the credit card numbers on it.

That's right... there was a desktop computer that somebody could just pick up and walk off with.

No filesystem or block-level encryption? Apparently not.
Not locked up in a vault? Apparently not.
Not a dumb client that only talks over secure lines to a central, secure computer? Nope.

I guess I should respect them for notifying their customers, but they sure look stupid about now.
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