There seem to be many conflicting points on this issue, most prominently this story published in the Daily Mail not so long ago , so I ask the nice community on stackexchange to shed (researched) light on the issue:
My mental model of the name / account number / sort code combo was that of the public key: it allows people to send (but not to receive, or authorize any other operation) money to me with it. Yet, above, and many references on the net seem to also imply direct debit, and money withdrawal via cheques.
Is it safe to eg. post these details on public internet?
If not, what potential risks might it pose?
Many thanks in advance!
Edit: as tag says, question is specifically concerning the UK, and assume that security tokens (password, 2 factor authentication, etc) are NOT compromised (post address is).