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Security through ignorance

After posting the blog “Mint.com asks the unthinkable – my bank account password“, I got a number of replies trying to justify why Mint’s asking for the username and the password of every bank account is not a big problem. The justifications go along these lines: They have top notch, bank-level, biggest-and-baddest security and protection … Continue reading

Mint.com asks the unthinkable – my bank account password

Recently I started evaluating Mint.com as a tool to better track my family’s finances.  As I expected, Mint asked me for the user IDs of my bank accounts and credit cards.  What I didn’t expect was that Mint would ask for the passwords to these accounts and – even worse – that Mint would store … Continue reading