I’ve just received my PINsentry device from Barclays.
It’s the size of a pocket calculator (remeber those?) or a largish mobile phone.
So to do online banking with Barclays, you now have to carry this device around with you everywhere you go as well as have your bank card handy.
This is meant to make things super-secure.
I don’t know about anyone else but I have five online bank accounts which I check fairly regularly. Does this mean I’m going to end up having to lug five of these devices around everywhere I go?
Perhaps someone could design bank-agnostic device that works for any bank card?
More on the PINsentry at BBC NEWS | Business | Barclays steps up online security