I have to say that sounds a bit more secure. One thing that bugs me about
AIB is that, when you start off to say pay a bill, they ask you for a digit
of your 5 digit PIN, after that they don't ask anymore. It gets cached.
AIB, during authentication ask you for your 8 digit ID which, from what I
see is your DOB and two other digits. The final stage of authentication is
the last 4 digits of either your Work, Home or Credit Card no. It doesn't
exactely leave me feeling very secue since a goodly proportion of the data
is derivable if you really want to get it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aidan Keady [mailto:aidan at parthus.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 10:50 AM
> To: Noel.Carroll at cardbase.com; vincent at cunniffe.net> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] aib 24hour-online
>>> Noel Carroll wrote:
> > Agreed! I use it myself from home only. I'd not use it
> at work and I'd
> > not use it at all were it not that It's not too easy to get
> to the bank
> > sometimes. BOI's site is better from what I hear. I
> know they used to
> > provide you with a little credit card sized algorithmic
> number generator and
> > that formed part of your authentication. AFAICR that was
> two years ago
> > anyway but maybe I am just raving!!! Anyone on the list
> signed up with BOI
> > online who can confirm this and maybe explain how the system works?
>> Yeah, BOI give out little token things, which look like calculators.
> However, these are being phased out and won't work from the
> end of May,
> when they're moving to a PIN/password system. I think
> they've been using
> PINs for all new customers since the start of the year.
> With the token,
> you have a 6-digit ID which you enter on the website and are
> then given
> a 7-digit code to enter in the token (which itself has a 4-digit PIN).
> The token returns another 7-digit code which you enter on the website
> and you get access to your accounts (whichever ones to which you have
> asked for access). It's possible to pay bills, transfer
> money, etc. -
> for every transaction, you're given another code to enter to the token
> which returns another code and so on.
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