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Topic Title: Log in
Topic Summary: Still not working despite fiddling with passwords!
Created On: 05 October 2017 07:40 AM
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potential

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Originally posted by: davezawadi

Clearly Andy you have missed out on the technology. You don't run the code on the PC you want to use (or Linux or Apple for that matter). Your USB key has its own processor in it, like those used in the Civil Service etc. A PIN in your card takes a second to crack once I have your card, the system is pretty insecure really. All the information you have from M or A etc on their security is a front to stop you asking questions. Why do you think that internet fraud is at an all time high?

I'm not criticising the thrust of your argument regarding fraud but the reality regarding "other organisations" is that most are happy to continue using software long past it's sell-by date.
For instance Tesco's Scan and Shop software is run on XP systems and AFAIA the software platform of all ATM's is still Windows 2000.

The reason most organisations don't allow the use of portable storage media via USB ports (and others) is 2 fold.
They wish to prevent an intrusion of malware into their software, systems and networks and they want to prevent theft of sensitive and/or valuable information.

The problem I have is I have too many passwords to remember.
I certainly wouldn't want to keep them in one place nor rely on personal encryption. Apart from the storage media getting lost or stolen, I've had too many encryptions go awry to start with!
I have dozens and dozens of different passwords for various purposes and many of them require renewing on a regular basis to maintain my security.

I write my passwords down on paper using codes that only I know the answer to.
(an advantage of being old, most of my friends in the know are dead and my young ones or loved ones have no idea of what I'm talking about.)
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