[clug] Internet banking and browser compatibility

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Fri Feb 13 06:00:39 GMT 2009

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Tim Murphy wrote:
| On Friday 13 February 2009 16:08:18 Paul Wayper wrote:
|> Their website is mostly plain HTML with bits of Javascript, and as such I
|> have been using it in Firefox for years.  The two-factor authentication is
|> a box of nine of icons that you have to select your chosen three in a
|> particular order. It too works with no problems.
| Community CPS used to use the icons authentication which I found a pain to
| use.  I had a hard time remembering the icons (I only used the account
| occasionally) and after three incorrect guesses I was locked out.  Having not
| set up telephone banking I was forced to go into the credit union and
| convince one of the managers that I needed a new password.

I found this at first but I found a set of icons that I could tell a story
with, and that made it much easier to remember.

| They're using SMS authentication now which is much better IMHO.

How does that work - they send an SMS to your phone requiring some suitably
coded reply?

Have fun,

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