Originally Posted by Gr3atness
Waste of money, imo.
1) Use a password that is strong and different from any other site you log in to
2) Same goes for your email as if someone hacked that they could retrieve your password
3) Have remember password un-checked on FT for real live people
4) Run anti-virus software, the only danger for someone who follows 1,2 and 3 are keyloggers
There ya go. Common sense and anti-virus software and you will not be hacked.
5 - Use the free GUI PIN system.
6 - Use your e-mail address as your login, not your screen name
7 - If possible, use an e-mail address that you don't use for anything else
They'll set you up with a PIN (which is three cards from a standard 52 card deck) for free. You still enter your username and password as normal, then an additional screen comes up showing all 52 cards in the deck. You click on your three in order so it shouldn't be vulnerable to keystroke loggers and the cards are shown in a random order every time so they couldn't even track it by mouse position - someone would have to be streaming video of your screen to crack it.
That's better security than most internet banking systems, FWIW. If you use your e-mail address rather than your screen name and then, if possible, make sure that e-mail address isn't used for anything else then it's one more thing a hacker would have to crack - anyone who plays on the site can find your screen name out.
5000 points might be a bit much for a security key but if that seems like a big amount to you then you probably don't have that
much money in your account at risk and the GUI PIN solution combined with the other measures above should be adequate - like I said, most internet banking platforms don't have security that good.