Security Theater on the Wells Fargo Website

Click on the “Establishing secure connection” link at the top of this page. It’s a Wells Fargo page that displays a progress bar with a bunch of security phrases — “Establishing Secure Connection,” “Sending credentials,” “Building Secure Environment,” and so on — and closes after a few seconds. It’s complete security theater; it doesn’t actually do anything but make account holders feel better.

via Schneier on Security http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/03/security_theate_8.html

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