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January, 2012


January 24, 2012  12:46 AM

Protecting online banking – Part 4



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
banking security, online banking security

I just want to wrap up my thoughts on this.  This is not going to stop every type of attack, there are a few ways to get around this type of authentication method.  The first one that comes to mind is using the authenticated session that the user has created for you already and not waiting to...

January 23, 2012  1:08 AM

Protecting online banking – Part 3



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
banking security, online banking security

My personal choice would be a OTP ( One Time Pad ) setup. The setup should be fairly simple;

  • Create a system to create random sets of 8 ( or more ) character pads, they should be random but careful to make it easy for users to separate 0 and O.  Maybe only upper and lower case...


January 19, 2012  5:01 PM

Protecting online banking – Part 2



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
banking security, online banking security

I have come down to a handful of solutions that might do the trick. 1) Use a security key fob Pros - Adds that something you have element to the authentication system. - Unless the FOB is stolen unauthorized access to the account should be fairly difficult. ( This has...


January 19, 2012  3:54 PM

Protecting online banking – Part 1



Posted by: Dan O'Connor
banking, protecting online banking

I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how to improve the security of online banking. One of the most basic methods of protecting a system is a passord or 'something you know'.  You can take another step and go to the 'something you have' like a security key fob or maybe an app for...


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