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Old 19.07.2021, 08:56
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FAX - yeah in 2021

I didn't know faxing was still a thing.. But it seems that it is..

Booked a Holiday Inn for the wife and kids to go a little shopping trip but since the credit card is in my name, they want me to FAX my authorisation for them to use it.. Jeeeze.
And to add insult to injury, I have to fax a scan of the card and my drivers license along with the form containing all my details.. (I might as well stick it on poster outside the hotel)

So assuming I can't persuade them on another method, aside from going to the post office or something.. Any reliable fax software out there, to at least avoid another data breach of uploading my stuff to some other random site?

Yeah yeah I know, should have had the wife name on the card.. But hey
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Old 19.07.2021, 09:00
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I didn't know faxing was still a thing.. But it seems that it is..

Booked a Holiday Inn for the wife and kids to go a little shopping trip but since the credit card is in my name, they want me to FAX my authorisation for them to use it.. Jeeeze.
And to add insult to injury, I have to fax a scan of the card and my drivers license along with the form containing all my details.. (I might as well stick it on poster outside the hotel)

So assuming I can't persuade them on another method, aside from going to the post office or something.. Any reliable fax software out there, to at least avoid another data breach of uploading my stuff to some other random site?

Yeah yeah I know, should have had the wife name on the card.. But hey
Tell them to fax off and accept email or you‘ll book somewhere else…
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

Faxing is still a thing. Doctors fax prescriptions to the pharmacy, for example.
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Old 19.07.2021, 09:27
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Faxing is still a thing. Doctors fax prescriptions to the pharmacy, for example.
In encrypted handwriting too.
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Old 19.07.2021, 09:30
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

Partner card for the Mrs??
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Old 19.07.2021, 10:11
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

It’s 2021 not 1950, why hasn’t the wife got her own credit card?
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Old 19.07.2021, 10:18
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

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It’s 2021 not 1950, why hasn’t the wife got her own credit card?
When we first moved here we got a free banking deal via my employer / local continual bank. For what ever reason they put the maestro in both names but not the credit card. It's never been an issue really, it's mainly used for online stuff or we're together for travel etc . it's never been a showstopper in all these years.

But hey, these things come up.
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Old 19.07.2021, 10:33
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

Apparently Faxs are secure:

https://www.faxburner.com/blog/are-f...ssions-secure/
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Old 19.07.2021, 11:10
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Was this the reason that BAG was getting the Covid numbers late? They played soccer wiv'em??
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Old 19.07.2021, 11:23
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

https://www.hpsmart.com/us/en/mobile-fax/

try that. There are other solutions too. There's an App for everything
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Old 19.07.2021, 11:46
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

That article has zero knowledge of security, and is obviously biased since it's from a fax provider.

Virtually no hacking takes place in the network, it's almost always in the device at the end(s) - and since nobody uses a real analogue fax machine any more it's just as hackable as anything else running on the computer.

Ironic that they ignore all this despite being a virtual provider vulnerable to everything around hacking!
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Old 19.07.2021, 14:48
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

I really wonder sometimes.. Big companies and data leaks ..

I dropped them an email early this morning (to the Holiday Inn) asking about my lack of FAX machine.

They replied just now - sure just send it by email. Great, still crappy security but at least I don't need to install more junk and setup more stuff.

The email reply from Holiday Inn came from a wanadoo.fr address, I mean really ..
I know some big companies outsource their IT, hosting etc,. But most at least keep it hidden..
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

Is one in any case allowed to use someone else's credit card?
I don't see why you can't just call to pay it yourself.
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Re: FAX - yeah in 2021

bowlie accused me via negative reputation of always attacking their posts without evidence, so here we go:

https://www.healthcareitnews.com/new...nly-its-number

https://www.engadget.com/2018-08-20-...hine-hack.html

I'm not going to link all the ways any internet cloud service can be breached, but here's a huge list of those who are known to have lost data: https://haveibeenpwned.com/PwnedWebsites
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