G MAN CAN'T BANK ONLINE
After almost getting caught by phishermen, FBI head Robert Mueller's wife has apparently banned him from banking online. In a recent speech to the Commonwealth Club of California, Mueller copped to almost being victimized by a phishing scam, then being told by his spouse to not bank on the Web anymore. Mueller said he should have known better and has retold the story to illustrate the importance of vigilance in fighting Internet crime.
DON'T TWITTER BAD THINGS ABOUT WORK
Instant messaging firm FactTime has rolled out a Web gateway for firms wishing to monitor employee content posed to blogs, wikis, Webmail and social networking sites. Called Unified Security Gateway 3.0, the product combines content monitoring, management and security of Web 2.0 apps, with URL filtering, malware and anti-virus protection. It's aimed particularly at financial services firms aiming to reduce data leakage.
MILLENNIALS: BANKS ARE OUT OF TOUCH
A poll of 18 to 29 year olds in the U.S. funded by Microsoft found that about half feel the banking industry is in touch with their generation; and about 60 percent say their level of trust in financial services has decreased over the past year. When asked how banks can improve trust, 27 percent said blogs would be very important, while 42 percent said it would be somewhat important. And 75 percent were in favor of monthly email updates.