excellent thread guys,thanks!!!
Betfair implements two-factor authentication
Not sure if this deserves its own thread, so I'll just stick in here for now...
Betfair has finally (hurrah!!) implemented two-factor authentication, which means that in addition to your username and password, you also need to enter a unique time-limited code to be able to log in to your account (a bit like you do with a moneybookers security token). Although rather than use a physical key-fob to generate the code as moneybookers do, Betfair have gone with Google Authenticator. This is an app you can install on your iPhone/BlackBerry/Andriod phone/tablet - it's based on an open standard and provides a strong layer of additional security (I already use it for LastPass, as well as my Google accounts). It's also much more convenient than having to carry around a bunch of code-generating tokens on your keyring.
Anyway, here's the instructions... I highly recommend activating this feature!
How do I turn it on?
To turn on the two-step authentication feature simply login to your Betfair account and visit ‘My Account’. Under ‘My Security’ tab you will find the setup screen. Just follow the instructions. It only takes a couple of minutes.
How do I use it?
Two-step authentication is very easy to use and you will quickly get accustomed to the process. You start by logging in as usual. You will be presented with an additional login screen if your credentials are correct. Open the Google Authenticator from your phone and type the verification code in your browser. If the code is correct, you will be logged into your profile.
How do I disable it?
To disable two-step authentication simply visit your ‘My Security’ page under ‘My Account’. If two-step authentication is enabled for your account the status of this feature will display the message ‘On’. Click on the drop down and click ‘Turn Off’ in order to turn of two-step authentication.
Additionally you may choose to temporarily disable the feature. There are two options you can choose from: ‘Suspend for 1 day’ and ‘Suspend for 1 week’.
Need more help? See our video tutorials.
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Excellent information you have shared! I cannot imagine losing money this way! it would be awful!
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