particularly if you are in a situation where you need to X-forward a browser session over the internet; Chrome and Firefox might be particularly painful while Konqueror could be usable.
Neither Chrome nor Firefox's bloat is drawing on the desktop
You're probably correct on that, in that those browsers are just simply bloated, period.
and in any case the performance of the window draw will pale in comparison to sending a bitmap of the website you're currently visiting over the internet.
From my experience that is not the case. I have had times where I have used XForward to send browser sessions across the internet before and there have been profound differences in the initial loading of the same site between firefox and konqueror. From my experience konqueror was faster to the point where I could start the browser, load the page, get what I needed from it, and close the session in less time than it took just to get firefox to open and accept an address in the address bar. This was with no flash or other fancy plug-ins loaded on either browser, connecting to the same PC on the same cable modem either way.
I don't know that maintaining a web browser in the face of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera and the rest makes any sense?
I can tell you from experience that Konqueror is a browser with a vastly smaller footprint than Chrome or Firefox. There are times when this can make a really big difference, particularly if you are in a situation where you need to X-forward a browser session over the internet; Chrome and Firefox might be particularly painful while Konqueror could be usable.
Opera I haven't used in a long time, and the last time I tried to use it I found it quite broken in *nix. Maybe it's better now? As for Edge, I'm not aware of a system upon which you could have both KDE and Edge. If you know of such a beast, feel free to enlighten me.
Also, a standalone mail client? I haven't used one of those in nearly 5 years now. So, do I care that it hasn't updated? Do its users want it to become more like Outlook? I think probably not.
There is still demand for a standalone mail client, though I can't say I've used KMail much. I use Thunderbird religiously. I most certainly do not want it to look any more like Outlook, in fact I value how much it looks like the old Netscape Communicator.
My gripe with KDE the last time I tried to use it was lack of font scaling support for 4K screens.
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If you find the person's card, you can do your research online, then get into their web account after you fail the password check and use your research to answer the security question. You can then change all the contact information (phone, address, email) except the account holder name.
In the case of the bank I use, only a very small amount of what you describe is possible.
If you know that "John Smith" is a customer of the bank I use (whether you find their card or not is actually irrelevant though the card would tell you they are a customer here), you could figure out their web banking user name based on knowing that the standard user name for this bank is (first initial)(lastname)(four digit birthday [sans year]). However trying to guess the password won't generally work as it will only email you the link to change the password if you correctly answer the security question - and then only to the email address already on file.
At that point you then would have to guess the password for the email address on file - and it doesn't tell you the full email address, only "js****@g***.com". You might be able to guess it to be "email@example.com" but you can't be sure of that.
Now, if you did manage to pull that off, and change the user's web banking password after doing that, you'll find that this bank won't allow you to change account contact information online. With this bank such tasks are done only in person at the bank. Not the most convenient thing in the world but it does add some security. The web site has no mechanism for changing address, phone, or email.
As for the check printers, yeah there is almost certainly a chance to exploit them. I haven't looked in to it and I don't order checks very often. Are they better, worse, or equal in terms of account security? I don't have an answer to that.
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I assumed all apps are just lame duplicates of the companies' web sites.
I presume different banks have different ideas of what should - and should not - be allowable through online banking. The banks I have used in the past couple decades (or at least since online banking became a commonly accepted idea) have generally seemed to favor on the side of caution and kept the options limited for their online banking. This has resulted in the banking sites mostly existing to check your balance and move money between your own accounts.
I've only had one bank since I obtained an android phone (never did I see an applicable banking app for my bank when I had a crackberry). It would not surprise me in the least if other banks had vastly different ideas of what people should be able to do with their phone in relation to their bank account but my bank has been pretty conservative on these matters, and I do agree with that philosophy.
In fact today on the train ride to work I attempted to start said app and the bank apparently decided through a security audit of their own to shut down the app. I don't know when a new one will be available, though they do have a web site that works for mobile devices. A while back when I did use the app to move money between my accounts (or more specifically between my account and the joint account I share with my wife) it asked my security question (after having already logged in with my username and password) before proceeding which I found somewhat reassuring.
As long as the web service behind the app enforces only those operations that the app should be able to do,
Well, I can't say it's perfect. I certainly haven't audited the code myself or tested it to see what it can or cannot be forced to do beyond the presented buttons. So far so good but of course the usual cautions need to be considered.
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