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Two Factor Authentication question

Posted by ralf ralf
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You are probably already aware of this, but SMS authentication is not very secure.

 

For example: https://venturebeat.com/2016/07/31/the-govt-says-sms-codes-arent-safe-so-now-what/

 

and: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/phone-number-porting-scam-grows-in-australia-with-thousa...

 

Does bankwest have any plans to allow people to opt in to a time based pin system like google authenticator?

 

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Posted by JeremyL JeremyL
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Hi ralf, I have checked with our digital team - If you're using the latest version of the Bankwest App, and have registered for PIN or Touch ID those authentication methods use 'rolling key step-up' which is more secure than SMS authentication.

 

To answer your question, that isn't currently in the works given the above method of authentication.

 

I hope this helps!

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