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Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 5 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 26, 2012, titled Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

On Cyber Monday, you don't have to worry about being trampled for the door buster deals.

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Pandora

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#1 Nov 27, 2012
Thanks for the article. We all need to be more proactive about our personal account security. One thing you failed to mention is taking advantage of the 2FA (2-Factor Authentication). Although it’s been around for a while, more and more sites are starting to offer and promote this option. 2-Factor Authentication to complete a transaction while shopping online wins every day. I feel suspicious when I am not asked to telesign into my account by way of 2FA, it just feels as if they are not offering me enough protection. I know some will claim this make things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your info is secure. This should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.
thinkinng free

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Nov 27, 2012
One simple act that banks could do would be changing pins to six digits instead of four, way to easy to run 4 digits through and come up with a winner.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Nov 27, 2012
thinkinng free wrote:
One simple act that banks could do would be changing pins to six digits instead of four, way to easy to run 4 digits through and come up with a winner.
6 digits is better - but remember, one has three tries before one is locked out.
Guess my pin; I'll even give you the first and last number: 2 __ 9 .
I'll even give you 5 guesses.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Gnu wrote:
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6 digits is better - but remember, one has three tries before one is locked out.
Guess my pin; I'll even give you the first and last number: 2 __ 9 .
I'll even give you 5 guesses.
Don't need to guess, software can run the permutations faster than I could try and guess.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Nov 28, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Don't need to guess, software can run the permutations faster than I could try and guess.
In a pin set-up, the low error limit prevents high speed permutations to be of any use.

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