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IDNet Help / Re: Non-existent phone calls shown on invoice
« Last post by Simon on Jul 27, 2019, 12:10:38 »
Mine are all inclusive, so I don't usually check, but I've just had a quick look and not come across anything untoward. 
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IDNet Help / Non-existent phone calls shown on invoice
« Last post by Terryphi on Jul 26, 2019, 16:19:42 »
For the second time in a few months I have identified phone calls on my monthly invoice which were definitely not made from my number. IDNet Support seem reluctant to believe this. Has anyone else had this experience?
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IDNet Help / Re: OpenReach Wholesale proce reduction for FTTC
« Last post by nowster on Jul 26, 2019, 15:32:57 »
He probably thinks he can just send everyone a packet of All Bran and call it Fibre to the Home.
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IDNet Help / Re: OpenReach Wholesale proce reduction for FTTC
« Last post by andrue on Jul 26, 2019, 13:37:38 »
I doubt it. Openreach is trying to encourage take up of their full fibre service. They'd be more likely to increase FTTC prices in areas where both options exist (but probably won't).

But not to worry Boris 'Magic' Johnson is going to personally lay fibre to everyone's front door over the next six months  ::)
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IDNet Help / OpenReach Wholesale proce reduction for FTTC
« Last post by robinc on Jul 26, 2019, 12:02:33 »
Just wonderin' whether us FTTC folks are likely to see any reductions in the light of the recent announcement?

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/07/openreach-cuts-uk-isp-wholesale-prices-for-fttp-ultrafast-broadband.html

Gotta ask..... :thumb:
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by Simon on Jul 23, 2019, 22:33:58 »
I've set the phone up now with Smart Lock, which locks it unless I'm at home or in the car, and requires a PIN to unlock it when I'm not. 
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Banking Apps
« Last post by nowster on Jul 23, 2019, 14:35:32 »
Mobile phone fingerprint access makes use of a separate security chip that connects to the fingerprint reader, and can store secrets in the chip that can only then be retrieved with a successful fingerprint match.

If it's any good, the secret data will never leave the chip once set, but will be used to sign a challenge request to authenticate it to the banking service.
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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?

I use Samsung's "secure folder" to have fingerprint access to the app. So unless I've that second used it (has like a 30 second time out or something), they cannot even open the app. After that both Apps use fingerprint or pin/pin random numbers. Some apps are great, some banks scary.  :o
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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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