The Price of Security

My Paypal football broke today.

This device gives you two-factor authentication by generating a six-digit number for logging into Paypal.

This is a good thing.

The device costs $5, and fits on a keychain.

This is a good thing.

Unfortunately, PayPal appear to have discontinued them, and they no longer sell them. Instead, they now sell a credit-card-format device that costs $30

This is NOT a good thing.

So now I am back to a plain old password (which I have strengthened, in case you were wondering).

Thanks a lot, PayPal.

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