Yearly Archives: 2014

My experiences with Kwixo

Kwixo is supposedly a response to PayPal, by some French banks. I tried to use it to allow a simpler way to pay for the Weboob Association membership fee. PayPal is out anyway, given the fees it charges, we’d be lucky to see half of the actual fee make it back to a bank account. […]

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In case you still think banks know what they are doing

Working with Weboob has confirmed my suspicions that banks’ IT departments are clueless (at least the French ones). It’s not only that they have terrible websites with snake-oil security (i.e. keypads are easily logged, they only bother regular users). It’s that their approach to security is from another world. When I was working with a […]

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New GPG key

I have set up a new OpenPGP key, to benefit from better security settings and better storage practices of mine, and will be transitioning away from my old one. The old key is not compromised in any way. The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but I prefer all future correspondence […]

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