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Re: [tor-talk] problems faced with tor browser

On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:13:05 +0000, Jim wrote:
> You might want to give serious thought to whether you *really* want to
> access your bank anonymously.

I like location-anonymous access - my banks don't need to know
where I am right now. I'm not anonymous to them - I need to
log in anyway.

> In addition to an increased risk of a 
> MITM attack already mentioned,

A very slight such - there is SSL. If not, run from your bank.

> some people (on this list but I don't 
> have a citation handy) have reported having banks lock accounts in 
> response to attempting to access them anonymously.

My banks per se never made problem (and why should they -
first I log in (and three failing attempts will lock up
the account (DoS anyone?)), and secondly for transactions
I also need a TAN device and my card.

Where I had trouble was with the credit card processor
once by ordering something using tor ('your IP was
from the US..', I'm in germany and ordering from a
german company).


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
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