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Old 10-21-2011, 01:55 PM   #21
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The scheme that I am seeing which I approve of is to text a pin number to your cell phone when you log into a financial institution from a new computer.
The last two secure sites that I've signed up for have asked me for 3-4 question-answer sequences they can use to verify my identity, and then offered to let me skip them so long as I'm using the same computer. They also have me choose a picture for them to display during login and give a name for the picture, which name I must supply when I log in.

I'm not enthusiastic about texting a pin to my cell phone, since I can't remember pins and I don't have a cell phone. And don't know how to text, except in theory.

I've been looking for Firefox extensions to automate the login process for these security-conscious sites, and am not finding what I want. I have four such extensions, now, and I still have to do at least one step manually, during login.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #22
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The last two secure sites that I've signed up for have asked me for 3-4 question-answer sequences they can use to verify my identity, and then offered to let me skip them so long as I'm using the same computer. They also have me choose a picture for them to display during login and give a name for the picture, which name I must supply when I log in.

I'm not enthusiastic about texting a pin to my cell phone, since I can't remember pins and I don't have a cell phone. And don't know how to text, except in theory.

I've been looking for Firefox extensions to automate the login process for these security-conscious sites, and am not finding what I want. I have four such extensions, now, and I still have to do at least one step manually, during login.

Just to be clear they only do this when I am logging on from a new computer. Obviously this is a problem for folks like you and Nords without cell phones so the questions work ok.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #23
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The last two secure sites that I've signed up for have asked me for 3-4 question-answer sequences they can use to verify my identity, and then offered to let me skip them so long as I'm using the same computer. They also have me choose a picture for them to display during login and give a name for the picture, which name I must supply when I log in.

I'm not enthusiastic about texting a pin to my cell phone, since I can't remember pins and I don't have a cell phone. And don't know how to text, except in theory.

I've been looking for Firefox extensions to automate the login process for these security-conscious sites, and am not finding what I want. I have four such extensions, now, and I still have to do at least one step manually, during login.
The online banking that I use for my great aunt's finances has a similar setup when you set up a new payee. They call your phone (landline in my case) and provide a 4 digit code that you then input to progress to th next step in the process. It actually works pretty good.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:09 AM   #24
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I have a couple of online accounts in the US, including BoA and Edward Jones, and the answer to your question is "not yet".
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