Last Friday morning in France, my investigations lead me to visit a site proposing top-quality data for a higher price than usual. But when we look at this data we understand that as everywhere, you have to pay for quality. The first offer concerned bank logons. As you can see in the following screenshot, pricing depends on available balance, bank organization and country. Additional information such as PIN and Transfer Passphrase are also given when necessary:
Since financial services drives a lot of the information security industry it is fair to ask - are they doing a very good job at securing systems and data or are they just moving more risk on to the consumer? In 2008, should we be telling people to type usernames and password into web forms and the use those "secrets" (cough, cough) to make business decisions?
Weak identity = weak claim = weak access control.
From Ross Anderson's book (2nd edition)
Were I designing an online banking system now, I would invest most of the security budget in the back end.