[clug] Internet banking and browser compatibility

Adrian adrian.blake at ieee.org
Fri Feb 13 05:03:21 GMT 2009

I am very happy with SOMB, but ...... a recent experience has
highlighted a problem.

It is not possible, or difficult and tedious, to authenticate when using
a keyboard for a different language, e.g. French or German. It is
probably that their authentication uses keycodes and not the character
printed on the keyboard.

I need to follow up this problem with them.

3 failures and you are locked out. Not much fun when in a small village
on the other side of the world with limited Internet access.


Andrew Janke wrote:
> 2009/2/13 Nathan Rickerby <rickerby at gmail.com>:
>> I'm considering switching banks.
> Yay! (fun!)
>>  I'm told that the offerings from ANZ,
>> Westpac or St George most suit our banking requirements.  Can anyone
>> using these banks (or others) comment on the browser compatibility and
>> usability of their Internet banking facilities.
> For me (Ubuntu + Firefox):
> NAB == Works fine, nothing breaks although it gives a BigScaryWarning(TM)
> SOMB == Works fine, no BSW's.
> SOMB as a two-factor thingo where you have to point and grunt at an
> on-LCD keypad and it is fine.
> Note that SOMB internet banking is somewhat "rudimentary" but I can
> still get everything done with it that I need too.
> --
> Andrew Janke
> (a.janke at gmail.com || http://a.janke.googlepages.com/)
> Canberra->Australia    +61 (402) 700 883

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