Last week I received a breathless letter from our bank informing me that my debit card was one of many that had been "compromised" when someone apparently hacked in to the computer system there. oh, treats.
Now. This is where it gets really interesting.
My card is apparently compromised. They are going to send me a new one very very soon. Until then, my old compromised card is still live, still out there like a dead fish on the dock. They also state that the old card will remain active until the end of September (excuse me?) at which time it will be rendered inactive.
At that time, once its been wiped from their books and the password is history, they tell me I must then destroy the card so that no one can use it.
If the card is deactivated, how can anyone use it? Wouldnt it have been much simpler to just have me change my password? Now?