It's so simple, there's got to be a good reason why it just wouldn't work. Mikko Hypponen, a chief research officer at F-Secure Corp. in Helsinki, has published an interesting idea in Foreign Policy. Hypponen suggests creating an exclusive domain just for financial institutions, like .bank. One of the things making it exclusive would be the price tag, as in $50,000 to register. Hypponen believes, at the very least, this would automatically weed out the amateurs in fraud schemes like phishing.
Attention Business Travelers...
If you're avoiding the airlines, by hopping Amtrak when you can, then good news. Buying tickets just got easier. Amtrakhas announced it is now selling tickets via cell phone through their new Amtrak.mobi web site, especially designed for the mobile crowd. Cool!
Don't you hate it when...
you send out an email from one account and it uses the return address of another, because you have all your email accounts going into one place. Like for example, someone emails your customer-facing address (email@example.com). Then, when you respond, it uses your personal account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here's a nice little workaround from Web Worker Daily, if you use the Thunderbird email tool. It's a little known feature known as identies. It allows you to assign return monikers to all your various email accounts, as you see fit.
Last updated: May 8, 2007
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio