A short while ago we alerted you to the new Alliance and Leicester two factor authentication system. It’s now up and running.
The log in experience doesn’t seem that different to me – it still features a 12 digit log in number and a five digit pin both of which are set up to confound my browser’s pin storing abilities (annoying but good I guess). What it does do is authenticate the site to me so I know that I’m not using a phishing site. It does this by showing me a specific picture and phrase after I enter the log in number and before I enter the pin. I haven’t got the faintest idea what my picture is supposed to represent – it looks like something created by a dwarf Heath Robinson.