[mythtv-users] Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org
Braindead at diablops.com
Wed Aug 8 16:19:18 UTC 2007
On Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:00:48 -0700
David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Aug 8, 2007, at 6:28 AM, Braindead wrote:
> > If you knew what I know about Automated Clearing House (ACH)
> > transfers, the people involved in the process and the serious lack
> > of security, you would think twice about allowing anyone to make
> > ACH transfers from your accounts. And that's how PayPal (and as
> > far as I know everybody) tranfers funds to/from your account.
> IF you tie your Paypal account to your checking account. AFAIK you
> can still just give them a credit card number.
As I said in another email, I don't trust PayPal at all. I had problems, lost money and their response was basically 'tough'. So I will not use them, period.
> The ACH system is totally broken and insecure, but it existed long
> before Paypal. It's not their fault.
Indeed it is, and as far as I know any fraud that happens has been largely ignored so there's no pressure to fix it. One system I worked on (consulting for a large Southern California utility) transferred roughly $6million per day.. It took me 3 weeks to get $3000 out of them for a decent backup and failure setup.... There's just no financial incentive to improve the security.
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