My Paypal is Unhackable. i think.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Fearless Leader, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    My company uses a similar system to log into the VPN. I guess it's pretty secure.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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

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    I remember AOL offered something very similar several years back.


    Remember, nothing is unhackable.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i second this. never think you're completely secure. it's almost inviting danger.
     
  6. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. Fearless Leader thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yes of course
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    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.
     

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