My PinSentry device from Barclays arrived today. I really think its a good move by Barclays to introduce this two-factor authentication. The only trouble with this type of security is that it doesn’t protect against man in the middle attacks, so its still important to check that the site you are visiting has the https:// in the address bar.
This morning one of my colleague’s phoned me telling me that he had forgotten his password. I advised him to download and use the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor I recalled the last time I used it being incredibly non user friendly and also because of the bad NTFS write support. The experience of having to run chkdsk on reboot made me feel very uneasy. When I get time I would like to make a Slax based LiveCD that uses the new NTFS user mode mount tool which has better write support, and perhaps a nice curses based menu system that steps you through the process.