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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by Gary on Jul 20, 2019, 08:03:07 »
Yeah, see, I don't use any security to unlock my phone, as it becomes a hindrance when I'm in and out of my phone all day.  Also, without wishing to sound complacent or to tempt fate, in my usual environment, I don't really have to worry about it being stolen.  I wonder if the bank would ask what additional security was used in the event of a fraud, or the phone falling into the wrong hands?
That's where biometrics comes in so handy, just using a thumb or looking at your phone to unlock the phone and app is fast and very secure. I don't think you can set up the banking apps to not have a security code anyway which should cover you, but they could always say you have not taken enough precautions with your main devices security I guess. I think its good practice to have good security anyway. Yes it may be a hindrance but after you get used to it its easy. I don't exactly get out a lot myself maybe more soon in my electric wheelchair, but I still use full biometrics as if someone robbed my phone i have so much data on it I know its protected and I can remote wipe it, or if they try to many times it will erase itself.
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If your phone requires biometric data to unlock it or to use a bank app then there's no problem if it's stolen. I believe that still applies to some extent if your phone is protected by a numeric password because you only get so many attempts to unlock it before it gives you a time out. If you don't use any of that protection then you are probably less protected in the event of a theft. To what degree I can't say.
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Mobile Devices News & Discussion / Re: A plague of the grave
« Last post by Clive on Jul 19, 2019, 19:05:16 »
I've been bitten by a horse but I concede that being bitten by a Møøse is far more impressive.   :whistle:
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Mobile Devices News & Discussion / Re: A plague of the grave
« Last post by nowster on Jul 19, 2019, 18:06:18 »
A Møøse once bit my sister...
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Mobile Devices News & Discussion / Re: A plague of the grave
« Last post by Simon on Jul 19, 2019, 17:19:52 »
Are you perhaps pressing for too long on the keys?  A long press on some keys brings up other options, such as the accented letters you've mentioned.
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Mobile Devices News & Discussion / A plague of the grave
« Last post by dudwell on Jul 19, 2019, 13:56:26 »
When typing on my smartphone, never on the laptop, I often get vowels with an unwàntèd gràve accent. How to avòìd this irritation?
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by Simon on Jul 19, 2019, 13:50:25 »
Yeah, see, I don't use any security to unlock my phone, as it becomes a hindrance when I'm in and out of my phone all day.  Also, without wishing to sound complacent or to tempt fate, in my usual environment, I don't really have to worry about it being stolen.  I wonder if the bank would ask what additional security was used in the event of a fraud, or the phone falling into the wrong hands?
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by sparky on Jul 19, 2019, 13:17:39 »
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I assume the apps store the first level security details highly encrypted on the device and send those over the https link when you run the app. One could argue that is better than typing them in to a conventional website as it can't be subject to keystroke logging.

This is what a friend of mine was told when he queried the security of the mobile phone app at his local Barclays branch.
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by nowster on Jul 19, 2019, 12:03:08 »
Nationwide's one either uses a fingerprint or three randomly chosen digits from your six digit PIN.
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by Gary on Jul 19, 2019, 09:49:12 »
I se both Loyds and NatWests apps, both work well and are secured by biometrics (FaceID) on my iPhone Xs 256 GB and 12.9" 1TB iPad Pro, the apps are slightly different between phone and tablet, I prefer the iPad versions but both work well. I never log in on a computer any more.
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