It is pricey yeah. I went for the 1GB, you don't need any more than that on a memory stick IMO unless you are storing photo's or something - so I did spend £60 on a memory stick (actually I have two). However, the thing really is like a brick, you can actually use it as a lethal weapon and also to do smash and grab raids. Everything is encrypted, protected by a master password and there is an option to create a secure online account with ironkey where everything is backed up.
Originally Posted by munk
I don't use the password manager software as all my data is on roboform, which is also installed on the stick. As far as I know there is no subscription for the online back up service.
For convenience I also use a programme called "Goodsync" which, with one click backs up anything you specify. As my betting records are on my memory stick, when I get home I plug Ironkey in, open Goodsync and back up the file, literally takes seconds. Probably sounds like a bit of a game but a couple of months back I became lazy and didn't bother backing up, and would you believe it I screwed my file up and had to go through a weeks worth of bets to sort everything out. So I never skip this "duty" now. Best thing I ever did. Saves me more heartache than hedging a USD float ever did!
which is just a usb stick but supposedly stronger casing (saw some reviews and it did quite well in those on durability score). On top of that I started using Truecrypt to encrypt a single 4Gb 'container' file on the USB which you then mount as a drive and transfer files to/from it. I just keep all my sensitive files in that container file and do a backup to it once a month.
Originally Posted by snoopy
big chunk of bank roll
they seem to have done it by hacking my email and using password reset
was down 7500 at one point but they recovered some
oddly they left about 3k in the account
so guess i can look at it as fortunate somehow
could be a very expensive lesson about activating security key and possibly wipe out 3 months profits as well as hurting bankroll
anyone experienced dealing with the ombudsman???
got 1k compensation from mb and from reading this thread am worried thats it as it appears thats all the liability they deem to be theirs after you check the box
and yes that 1k still leaves me just over 5k down
may resort to a big punt to try and dig out of the hole
if only the rugby world cup was this year would be tempted to stick 4k on nz to get my cash back
this has ruined my profits for the summer and possibly luckily its made me take some time off... never know when your going to red mist and chase
Ordered a security token yesterday, and can confirm that it's still free for VIP's.
am i right in thinking you have to request one, at no point do they force you to have one or offer you one
When they 1st released them, they offered them to vip's (maybe to all?).
You're not forced to have one although after reading your experiences, I ordering one sharpish.
Yes, you have to request one.
The security tokens are free from MB if you are a VIP. I ordered 2 today.
I can recommend 1Password for those of you using Macs as opposed to PCs. Sounds like it does the same as Keypass - generates random passwords as long as your arm and remembers all your logins etc. Very very useful application to have - as long as you remember the master password!
I meant to post this a while ago.
About 28/10/10 someone broke into my MB account and stole £1500. It was at about 11PM. I noticed pretty much straight away as I saw the money sent email come in.
After being confused for a few moments I twigged that some aunt had got into my account and sent the money. I changed my password ASAP and reported it to MB.
The perp also managed to break into my bank savings account and sent £3000 to a Lloyd bank in Rotherham. I didn't notice this for a couple of days.
Luckily, I got all my money bank
MB said the money was sent to a Merchant and they failed Account Validation or something and the money was returned.
From my bank the money had not passed clearance, which is 3 or 4 days so the transfer was reversed.
I had about £4500 or so in MB and only £1500 was sent. My bank savings account is accessible via my current account and there was a reasonable sum of money in there too. I'm wondering why they didn't try to take more? Maybe trying to send it in blocks of £1500/£3000 or summat?
I had AVG free on my Laptop and run Spybot scans occasionally. I had also restored my Laptop to factory setting about 2-3 weeks before this happened. Not sure if it was a Key Logger, I have a feeling I might have been fooled by a phishing email claiming to be from the bank but I dont normally click on links for this type of thing.
Moral of the story again, get the MB security token and guard your accounts!
Cheers for posting that, I can remember being on the chatbox when you first mentioned it. It sounds as though you were incredibly lucky and you managed to get hit by someone who wasn't the sharpest tool in the box, there are plenty of other ways they could have emptied the Moneybookers account and made off with the money instantly (or at least left a very long chip dumping trail!).
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