Originally Posted by clifp
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.