digressions from meandering

Pattern-driven security 14-Oct-2012 07:38 PM

Rejoice at the damn glad tidings, DHL promises increased security for the PACKSTATION!

Für die Nutzung der PACKSTATION bedeutet dies, dass Sie zukünftig zusammen mit der Sendungsbenachrichtigung stets eine neue mTAN per SMS auf Ihr Handy erhalten. Mit dieser können Sie Ihr Paket dann aus der PACKSTATION entnehmen. Ihre PIN werden Sie zukünftig nicht mehr benötigen.

Previously, to pick up the parcel one needed to combine the possession of the card and the knowledge of the PIN. But the guys have heard about the higher security of mobile TANs (always coupled with PIN or password, the way to bring possession — of the mobile phone — into the equation).

As a result of putting together the possession of this pattern with the lack of knowledge why, starting October 29th they boost security by dropping the PIN authentication (the thing you know) and resorting to the combination of what you have and what you also have.

Oh, Brave New World 2.0!

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Michael Krelin
Munich, Germany
born on the 28th of February