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jamesdean
17 Feb 18 12:26
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Make no apologies for the block capitals in title, it's important.

When logging into betfair using the 2 step google authenticator the 6 digit code is showing up on the screen.
It usually comes up as stars each time you type one of the 6 digits in for security. Now the actual numbers are visible

Anyone know how to fix this or have the same issue?

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By:
shady69
When: 17 Feb 18 12:36
My digits have always shown as digits when I type them in as far as I'm aware James.
By:
jamesdean
When: 17 Feb 18 12:46
Strange shady. Mines has always showed stars, the same as when you type in your basic password
Only today first time in 6 month or so its showed the actual numbers and worst of all they stay there on the screen until you log in
By:
shady69
When: 17 Feb 18 12:58
Are you using the website or the app ? I only ever use the website and have used 2 step for a good couple of years now and the numbers have always shown up for me. You're right about it being stars on the password bit. Maybe it's different for different browsers ? I always use Chrome.
By:
jamesdean
When: 17 Feb 18 13:00
Website as well. I did delete my cookies this morning so maybe that has done something? Using same browser as always
By:
shady69
When: 17 Feb 18 13:02
One of life's mysteries James, like how did First Experience win the first race at Lingfield ... Cry
By:
Virgin
When: 17 Feb 18 13:07
1st 3 well clear Shocked
By:
jamesdean
When: 17 Feb 18 22:43
Anyone else use 2 step can confirm if numbers showing up is normal or not?
By:
ABEX
When: 17 Feb 18 23:22
Hello jamesdean I had and have stars for the site and gruss.When you log on in betfair site put the 2 aut. 6 digit straight after the password, do not change the page. Have you got the password AND the 6 digit visible? I hope not .If your answer is yes I would start to be concern.
By:
dave1357
When: 17 Feb 18 23:51
If you are typing in the pass and the 6 digit code and it shows clear, check your browser settings as you might have ticked a show password option somewhere.  The extra box for the six digit code that appears if you put in the pass but forget the code is clear.
By:
longbridge
When: 19 Feb 18 10:55
It's no security risk - the 6-digit code is a one-time use one and only valid for what, 30 seconds?  So there's nothing anyone looking over your shoulder can do with it.  It's not like your password which is valid until you change it.
By:
TheBaron
When: 19 Feb 18 12:42
I have to put the code (different) in twice.
By:
dustybin
When: 19 Feb 18 13:54
longbridge nailed it
The number is a one time use
Even if somebody saw it and attempted to use it within 30 seconds it wouldnt work
By:
dustybin
When: 19 Feb 18 13:55
Unless the window cleaner looking over james' shoulder pressed enter before him
And given james' track record IR theres every chanceDevil
By:
Deltâ
When: 19 Feb 18 13:58
tbf the window cleaner may have got in the a/c and often posts Stewards Enquiry threads on the Forum when there's zero chance of one.
By:
dave1357
When: 19 Feb 18 14:08
TheBaron    Joined: 18 Jan 08
Replies: 1752 19 Feb 18 12:42 
I have to put the code (different) in twice.


Settings > time correction for codes (or synchronise)

Don't go on holiday again
By:
jamesdean
When: 19 Feb 18 14:33
Even if only there for 30 secs, it never used to show at all. It would just show black circles like when type in normal password
Why has it changed to show the numbers now, surely that shouldn't happen?

Canny afford a window cleaner these days dusty. Maybe be able to pay one next week now the eye patches are off..
By:
dave1357
When: 19 Feb 18 14:44
Are you saying that you type in your password and then when you change to the numbers of the code it goes clear?  That is impossible.
By:
jamesdean
When: 19 Feb 18 14:51
No. When I type in my standard password, instead of the actaul numbers and letters showing up in the box, black circles show up.
This has always been the case when typing in any password. It used to be the same when typing in the 6 digit 2 step number but now
when type in the 6 digit 2 step number, the actual numbers show up in the box

so for example  code is 123456  when I previously typed in 123456 it would show as ****** as typing it in

Now it actually shows up as 123456
By:
Deltâ
When: 19 Feb 18 15:13
a lot of that type of thing have a setting [box] as in show digits or hide ..
By:
dave1357
When: 19 Feb 18 15:15
Why don't you just type in the six digit number directly after the password in the same box? 

The number has always been clear in the separate window for the code afaik.  It is in most apps that use two factor.  Presumably because it doesn't matter if anyone sees it and it minimises errors.
By:
jamesdean
When: 19 Feb 18 15:23
You cant type it into same box as the password. The 2 step box doesnt show up until youve hit enter after entering your
original password
By:
dave1357
When: 19 Feb 18 15:27
You don't need the box.  Just put in your pass and put in the six numbers directly after in the same box.  It works.  Don't you do that on your api app?
By:
jamesdean
When: 19 Feb 18 15:30
No just on computer dave. Never knew that regarding straight after password, cheers for the tip. Will give that a go!
By:
Wesdag
When: 19 Feb 18 15:35

Feb 19, 2018 -- 3:15PM, dave1357 wrote:


Why don't you just type in the six digit number directly after the password in the same box?  The number has always been clear in the separate window for the code afaik.  It is in most apps that use two factor.  Presumably because it doesn't matter if anyone sees it and it minimises errors.


Exactly.

By:
jamesdean
When: 19 Feb 18 15:43
Cheers dave.
By:
TheBaron
When: 20 Feb 18 09:42
dave1357    19 Feb 18 14:08 
TheBaron    Joined: 18 Jan 08
Replies: 1752 19 Feb 18 12:42 
I have to put the code (different) in twice.

Settings > time correction for codes (or synchronise)

Don't go on holiday again



Thanks for that.
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