Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

Banking: The Positive Pay System

I learned something new today about a system called “Positive Pay” that’s used in the banking system. It’s one of those systems that you just wouldn’t notice until something went wrong. Earlier today, I tried depositing a check from a company only to have the the teller inform me that it couldn’t be deposited today. [...]

ActiveX – Resident Evil

I’ve always wondered why ActiveX controls continue to be written. There are cases where you need access to the local machine to provide a useful service, but most things don’t, at least not outside of a sandbox. There will always be security flaws in every type of software, but ActiveX controls seem to be the [...]