My Paypal is Unhackable. i think.

Fearless Leader

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I just ordered a paypal security key. https://www.paypal.com/securitykey

It works by attaching a 6 random digits on to the end of your normal pasword and it changes it every 30 seconds. I hit a button on this little key chain when I want to log on and it tells me the 6 random digits. I'll get it in ten daysish. all for 5$, free shipping.
 

gauchogolfer

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Jan 28, 2005
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I just ordered a paypal security key. https://www.paypal.com/securitykey

It works by attaching a 6 random digits on to the end of your normal pasword and it changes it every 30 seconds. I hit a button on this little key chain when I want to log on and it tells me the 6 random digits. I'll get it in ten daysish. all for 5$, free shipping.
My company uses a similar system to log into the VPN. I guess it's pretty secure.
 

0098386

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If I used Paypal and eBay more I'd so get myself one of them! Does sound quite secure.
 

JW8725

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shouldn't they be giving that for free instead of charging you since its THEIR problem that they are NOT secure.

Actually there are a lot of 4 letter words I can say about paypal. I'm someone who uses them a lot unfortunately and I've had a lot go wrong.
 

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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shouldn't they be giving that for free instead of charging you since its THEIR problem that they are NOT secure.

Actually there are a lot of 4 letter words I can say about paypal. I'm someone who uses them a lot unfortunately and I've had a lot go wrong.
No service is ever secure, whether it be a paypal a Swiss bank.

This security key is simply an extra level of security for those who want the extra protection. ...And just like charging for this device, banks charge more for extra levels of security.

Besides, there isn't a monthly fee (only $5 S&H) so in that respect it's a great deal. The AOL "Passcode" I mentioned earlier cost $9.99 + $1.99/month.