Increase number of PIN digits on mobile app

app:mobile

#1

The number of digits for PIN unlocking on the mobile app is currently limited to 4, but should be higher (up to 8 or 10). I realize that having arbitrarily long PINs does not really make sense as you may just as well type in the full password, but I think that 8 or 10 digits are still convenient enough to quickly type in while providing some extra security.


#2

please set a minimum required and let the user determine the maximum - could add a “go”/“enter” button to the numpad - this makes it secure in that anyone having a go at getting in needs to guess the length and the digits.


#3

@SoreGums is spot on - this should be an easy fix to greatly increase security. I would go even further and suggest a higher minimum than 4-digits.


#4

Upvoting this too. Agree with SoreGums, this way someone will have to guess both the digits and length


#5

this should really get more traction - it should be an easy enough fix.

also, allowing an alpha-numeric PIN (special characters as well) would be appreciated.

P.S: I was not able to find the code for the corresponding dialog, otherwise I’d have contributed a patch? :thinking: can you provide pointers, please?


#6

I feel like it is nice to point out something that is not being discussed here. Remember in the BW mobile app that after 5 error attempts the app logs BW out. Now on try 6 and beyond you actually have to log into BW not simply unlock. I personally would like a 6 digit option but ask yourself this: if a user employs a unique (used nowhere else, no Birthday, etc…) 6 digit PIN and a “black hat” only gets 5 attempts - period - then its not going to happen is it? I mean really?


#7

I think someone in possession of your mobile device could clone it before making the 5 attempts, then effectively have unlimited attempts.


#8

Installed the beta version of the Android client today. Can confirm this feature along with a number of other great features has been added and works well. Increased my PIN length today.


#9

So happy to see the updated Android app with the longer PIN option. Thank you.