Mixos wrote:This seems odd to me, Glenn, as I am in the UK at the moment and I did receive a bank security code on my Greek mobile when I had to pay my car insurance. I'm with Eurobank not Piraeus, but I think the security code generation is the same set up. Is she certain that her Greek mobile will not receive generated codes, I wonder if she has actually tried making a payment with the mobile switched on ?
Kilkis wrote: I receive SMS OTPs from my UK banks on my UK mobile when I am in Greece. It should work the other way round.
GlennB wrote:A Brit expat is in a pickle with her Piraeus bank internet account, she has posted on Facebook. She had to return to the UK with a long-term sick husband but now cannot pay their Greek bills online. She was using a security code generator, but her bank introduced an extra level of security where they send a code to her Greek mobile. She obviously can't receive them as she is now in the UK. She could change the phone number via her online account but it will require ... wait for it ... a security code sent to her phone Looks like she'll have to visit a branch to make this change.
We're with NBG and have their little blue code machine, but could end up back in the UK with a stack of money in the NBG that needs transferring. Has there been any suggestion that NBG might adopt this system?
Yeah, I admit I'm as neurotic as hell but this house sale palaver has put me on the alert for any possible hassle.
Forsto wrote:Taken from their website Existing i-bank Internet Banking users who have an active i-code device, can use both ways of authentication to complete their transactions. Please where does it say I-code gadget to be withdrawn at the end of the month?
Kilkis wrote:Alpha Bank used to use a OTP generator that looked identical to the NBG one, apart from the logo. I am pretty sure they switched to using SMS delivered OTPs sometime last year. I can't honestly remember the last time I used my generator. Perhaps NBG are now catching up?
Now Alpha Bank use Viber for preference, or SMS if you don't have a Viber account, to deliver the OTP. I presume they prefer Viber because sending an SMS through the telecom network must cost them something, while I think Viber is free, and Viber uses end-to-end encryption so it should be more secure. I haven't used it but I might give it a try.
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