• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Fighting Phishing: BU Moratorium on Changes to Direct Deposits

  1. The fact that only one level of security is used to access one’s personal financial information (i.e. entering username and kerberos password) is the real problem here. Before making any changes to one’s financial information, such as direct deposit accounts, there should be, at a minimum, two-factor authentication, such as a code sent to one’s cell phone. Many websites already do this. I bet that would eliminate most, if not all of the phishing.

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