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    banking credentials

    "A new rootkit is being used to infect 64-bit systems as part of a scheme to steal online banking credentials from users in Brazil."

    What does "banking credentials" mean in this sentence? Would the speaker be refering to the account number, credit car number and the pincode?

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    Re: banking credentials

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "A new rootkit is being used to infect 64-bit systems as part of a scheme to steal online banking credentials from users in Brazil."

    What does "banking credentials" mean in this sentence? Would the speaker be refering to the account number, credit car number and the pincode?
    Confidential data/information would have been a better word.

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    Re: banking credentials

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Confidential data/information would have been a better word.

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    I appreciate your advice. I was asking what it meant in the context?

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    Re: banking credentials

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I appreciate your advice. I was asking what it meant in the context?
    I think it is a wrong choice of word, probably from the confusion between confidential and credential. Credential means the qualification or achievement of a person.

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    Re: banking credentials

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I think it is a wrong choice of word, probably from the confusion between confidential and credential. Credential means the qualification or achievement of a person.
    Not necessarily. It can also be a document that shows the qualities of a person " a teaching credential."

    How about this "Within the last several months, the FBI has seen a significant increase in fraud involving the exploitation of valid online banking credentials belonging to small and medium sized businesses."?

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    Re: banking credentials

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Not necessarily. It can also be a document that shows the qualities of a person " a teaching credential."

    How about this "Within the last several months, the FBI has seen a significant increase in fraud involving the exploitation of valid online banking credentials belonging to small and medium sized businesses."?
    Yes, you are right about qualities. Credit card number and password are also called credentials apparently

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    Re: banking credentials

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Yes, you are right about qualities. Credit card number and password are also called credentials apparently
    Let's see what other people are going to say about this.

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