Sistema de Acceso Seguro

La seguridad de sus activos y de su información personal es de gran importancia para nosotros y nos hemos comprometido en dar los pasos necesarios para asegurarnos de que usted está protegido desde el momento en que abre su cuenta.  

Para proporcionarle el mayor nivel de seguridad en línea, Interactive Brokers ha puesto en práctica un Sistema de Acceso Seguro (SAS) a través del cual su cuenta está sujeta a una autentificación en dos factores. La autentificación en dos factores sirve para confirmar su identidad en el momento de la conexión utilizando dos factores: 1) algo que usted sabe (la combinación de nombre de usuario y contraseña); y 2) algo que usted posee (un dispositivo de seguridad emitido por IB  que genera un código de seguridad aleatorio y de un solo uso). Como tanto el conocimiento de su nombre de usuario/contraseña y la posesión del dispositivo físico se requieren para conectarse a su cuenta, la participación en el Sistema de Acceso Seguro elimina virtualmente la posibilidad de que cualquier otra persona acceda a su cuenta.
 
Beneficios de registrarse
El beneficio principal de registrarse en el SAS es la protección de su cuenta de acceso no autorizado. No hay ninguna tarifa asociada con la inscripción[1] y los participante tienen los beneficios añadidos de: 1) mayores umbrales de retiradas tanto únicas como para periodos de cinco días; 2) posibilidad de cambiar sus instrucciones bancarias y dirección de correo electrónico sin necesidad de contactar con un miembro de nuestro equipo de seguridad; 3) posibilidad de efectuar transacciones de depósitos de fondos ACH y EFT por encima de los 20,000 USD iniciales de transacción de financiación; y 4) la posibilidad de compartir un único dispositivo entre múltiples cuentas iguales.
 
Cómo registrarse
Registrarse es muy sencillo. En el caso de nuevas solicitudes, se le proporcionará un enlace con instrucciones para imprimir y activar una tarjeta de seguridad en línea durante el paso de configuración de cuenta en la solicitud en línea. Esta tarjeta en línea funciona como un dispositivo temporal y caduca 21 días después de que su cuenta haya recibido fondos; durante este periodo se le enviará un dispositivo permanente. Una vez reciba su dispositivo permanente y haya seguido las instrucciones para su activación, su tarjeta en línea se desactivará automáticamente y puede deshacerse de ella. Es importante que recuerde que los dispositivos permanentes están configurados para activarse automáticamente después de un tiempo establecido si no son activados por el titular de la cuenta. Si elige utilizar la IB Key (aplicación de clave de acceso digital para smartphone) deberá validar su número de teléfono. Puede hacerlo directamente en la aplicación del smartphone. Se encuentran disponibles instrucciones detalladas en el artículo KB2260.
 
Si usted es un usuario ya existente y todavía no se ha inscrito en el SAS, deberá conectarse en Gestión de Cuenta y seleccionar las opciones de menú Gestionar cuenta, Seguridad, Sistema de Acceso Seguro y, luego, Dispositivo de Seguridad. Se le presentará una pantalla que le mostrará el dispositivo que recibirá y a través del cual confirmará su dirección en nuestros registros.
 
Dispositivo perdido, dañado o temporalmente no disponible
En el caso de un dispositivo de seguridad perdido, dañado o temporalmente no disponible, deberá contactar con su Centro regional de Atención al Cliente por teléfono para organizar una sustitución o para que le proporcionen acceso temporal. Una vez que su identidad se haya verificado, se le proporcionará un código temporal (es decir, un código alfanumérico que sustituya al código aleatorio proporcionado por su dispositivo de seguridad) que le permitirá conectarse en Gestión de Cuenta e imprimir la tarjeta de seguridad en línea. La tarjeta en línea le proporcionará un acceso temporal de hasta 21 días, tiempo suficiente para que se le envíe un dispositivo de sustitución o, si su dispositivo estuviera temporalmente no disponible, tiempo suficiente para recuperarlo y reactivar su dispositivo permanente. Consulte el artículo KB1943 para más instrucciones sobre cómo solicitar un dispositivo de sustitución.
 
Tipos de dispositivos
IB proporciona un abanico de dispositivos de seguridad, cada uno de ellos adaptado a las necesidades concretas de seguridad y portabilidad de su cuenta. Una vez depositados los fondos, los titulares de cuenta pueden activar su aplicación de seguridad smartphone o su dispositivo de seguridad físico.   
1. Tarjeta de código de seguridad - Se parece a una tarjeta de crédito con 224 códigos alfanuméricos.
 

2. Tarjeta de seguridad digital+ - Similar a la tarjeta de seguridad digital, pero requiere la introducción de un código desafío como una capa adicional de protección.

 
3. IB Key – Es una aplicación para iPhone que requiere un código PIN para funcionar.
 
Si desea información adicional 
Consulte el artículo KB1042 para ver instrucciones de vídeo sobre cómo conectarse con la tarjeta de código seguro.

[1] Si su dispositivo se ha perdido, dañado o ha sido robado, o si usted cierra su cuenta y no lo devuelve, se le cargará una tarifa para cubrir el coste. Este cargo, que es una función del dispositivo proporcionado, varía entre 20.00 – 150.00 USD.

How to opt back into the Secure Login System

Overview: 

Clients who have performed an opt-out from the Secure Login System (SLS) program expose themselves to certain risks and are therefore subject to certain restrictions (e.g. ability to trade Pink Sheet and OTCBB stocks). Considering this, along with the protection benefits afforded through a complete SLS protection, you may decide to opt back into the Secure Login System.  The following article provides the step-by-step instructions for accomplishing this.

Background: 

Please notice that in order to modify the security settings for an account, the primary user needs to login to the Client Portal. In case your user is not allowed to change the security settings, the system will show you a notice and will point you to the user which has such rights.

In order to opt back into the Secure Login System, please proceed as follows:

1. Open your browser and go to the web page ibkr.com.

2. Click on Log In > Portal Login
 
3. Enter your credentials and complete the authentication using your security device
 
4. In the left side menu, click on Settings > User Settings. Then, within the Security box, click the Configure "gear" icon next to Secure Login System1
 
5. You will see a box titled "Secure Login Settings". Within that box, click on the Configure "gear" icon. This will take you to the settings for Secure Login not required for trading.
 
6. Select the radio button next to "I want to always use my Secure Login Device when logging in" and click on Continue
 
7. You will receive a confirmation that your settings have been updated. Click on OK to finalize the procedure

 

Notes

1. If you are using the Classic version of the Client Portal, click on the top menu Manage Account, then Security >Secure Login System > SLS Opt Out. There select the radio button to Opt Back In on the line correspondent to your user.

 

References
  • See KB1131 for an overview of the Secure Login System
  • See KB1943 for instructions on requesting a replacement Digital Security Card+
  • See KB2636 for information and procedures related to Security Devices
  • See KB2481 for instructions about sharing the Security Login Device between two or more users
  • See KB975 for instructions on how to return your security device to IBKR
  • See KB2260 for instructions on activating the IB Key authentication via IBKR Mobile
  • See KB2895 for information about Multiple 2Factor System (M2FS)
  • See KB1861 for information about charges or expenses associated with the security devices
  • See KB69 for information about Temporary passcode validity

 

How to share a security device

Overview: 

IBKR allows individuals to maintain multiple user names within a single account or across distinct accounts under their control.  Individuals who do not wish to maintain multiple physical security devices may elect to consolidate and share a single device across their users. The prerequisites and the procedure for sharing devices are outlined below.

Note: Clients using the IBKR Mobile Authentication (IB Key) should not use the present device sharing procedure, since the IB Key allows multiple users to be enabled directly from the IBKR Mobile app itself (menu item: Authenticate -> Add user). 
 
Background: 

Prerequisites

The possibility of sharing a physical security device will be granted only if ALL the conditions below are respected:

a) The participant users belong either to the same entity or to different entities but with the same identification data (Date of Birth, Citizenship, Country of Legal Residence, Identification Document type and number or Social Security Number for US Citizens and residents). 

b) The participant users do NOT have a temporary security device (Temporary Code, Online Security Code Card) currently assigned to them.

c) The physical device offering the highest level of protection has to be shared. In case all the devices offer the same level of protection, whichever of them can be eligible. You can check the security level of your device in the table below:

Security level

Device name

Device image

Highest Digital Security Card+ (DSC+)
Lowest Security Code Card (SLS card)
 
 

Procedure:

1. Among the possible candidates, identify the device offering the highest level of protection and the user that device belongs to. We will call that user the device owner

2. Log in to your Client Portal page with the requesting user (NOT the device owner)

3. Click on Menu icon in the top-left then select Settings and then User Settings
 
 4. Click on the wheel (Settings) close to Secure Login System
 
5a. In case your user does not have any active device, the system will display the SLS enrollment menu. Select the item "I already have access to a Secure Login Device under a different username" and click on Continue
 
5b. In any other case, the system will display the device list. Click on Share Device to proceed further
 
6. Enter the credentials of the device owner you identified at point 1. and click on Continue.

 
7. According to the SLS Device about to be shared, the system will display a security element (either Challenge Code or Index Numbers). Operate the SLS Device and, using the security element provided by the system, generate a response code. Enter the response code in the correspondent field and click on Continue.
 
8. Once you have reviewed the correctness of the information entered, click on Continue.

 
9. The system will display the status of your request (see note a. for details). Click OK to finalize the procedure.

 

NOTES:

a. In the vast majority of cases your sharing request will be automatically and immediately approved, processed and enforced. In case the approval of our Compliance department is needed, your request will stay in a pending status until this step has been cleared.

b. Once the device sharing request has been processed, you could keep the redundant device/s in a safe place. In the future you might decide to cancel the device sharing and reactivate those devices instead. If you do not feel the need to store them, you can send them (only DSC+) back to us following the instructions contained on this page:
 

c. Here below you can see the most common error messages and their causes:

- Less secure device: This error is returned if you set up the less secure token as the one to be shared. Please identify the most secure device and share that one.

- Different identification information:
This error is returned if the identification data of the entities/individuals involved in the sharing does not match. If the users belong to different entities/individuals, please notice that the token sharing will NOT be possible by design.
If the users belong in fact to the same entity/individual, the mismatch could be due, for example, to an outdated identification document on record. In this case, you can contact our Client services to have the data rectified.

 

 References:
  • Overview of the Secure Login System: KB1131 or ibkr.com/sls 
  • Multiple Two-Factor Authentication System (M2FS): KB2895
  • How to share the Security Login Device between two or more users: KB2481
  • How to opt back into the Secure Login System: KB2545
  • Security considerations following SLS opt-out: KB1198
  • Are there any charges or expenses associated with the security devices? KB1861
  • How to troubleshoot Client Portal Login Failures: KB1132
  • How to troubleshoot Trading Platform Login Failures: KB1133

 

IBKR Mobile Authentication Overview - iOS

Overview: 

This page covers specific points of installing and using IBKR Mobile for Authentication purposes and usign the IB Key protocol on iOS devices.  For general questions on IBKR Mobile Authentication, please refer to KB2260.

 

Table of contents

 

Requirements

  • Must be installed on an iOS device with Touch ID (fingerprint reader) or Face ID (facial recognition).
  • Device's software version must be iOS 11.0 or later.
  • Device must have either Touch ID, Face ID or Passcode enabled. Touch ID or Face ID is the recommended choice. Refer to Set up Touch ID or Set up Face ID for directions.
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Installation

You can download IBKR Mobile app on your iPhone directly from the App Store

Get the IB Key from the Apple Store

How to download IBKR Mobile from the App Store:

  1. On your iPhone tap on the App Store App Store icon icon.
  2. Click on the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the lower right corner, then click in the search bar at the top, type IBKR Mobile then click Search.
  3. Look for IBKR Mobile from Interactive Brokers LLC, tap on GET to the right, then tap INSTALL
    (if prompted, enter your Apple ID password or provide your fingerprint.)
  4. Once the installation has completed, tap on Open to launch the IBKR Mobile app.
        

 

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Activation

Once the app is installed on your device you will need to activate it for the username you would like to enroll. This operation happens entirely on your phone, requires Internet access and the ability to receive SMS (text message).

  1. On your phone, open the IBKR Mobile app:

1.a. If you're opening IBKR Mobile for the first time since its installation, you will receive a message asking your consent for IBKR notifications (Figure 1.), tap Allow and proceed with step 2.

1.b. If when opening IBKR Mobile you land on the login screen, tap Services on the top left (Figure 2.) and proceed with step 2.

1.c. If when opening IBKR Mobile you land on your Home Page, Portfolio, Watchlists, or similar, tap More on the bottom-right (Figure 3.). Then tap Services on the top left (Figure 4.) and proceed with step 2.

Figure 1.                                                      Figure 2.
    

Figure 3.                                                      Figure 4.

    

2. Tap Register Two-Factor, review instructions then click Continue.

    

3. Enter your Account Username and Password then tap Continue.

        

4. The default mobile phone number on record for your account will be already selected. If you are not able to receive text messages (SMS) on that number, you should choose a different one from the list (if applicable) or add a new one. To add a new mobile phone number, tap Add Phone number, enter the new number1 and corresponding Country.  Once you have selected your preferred mobile number from the list or added the new mobile number, tap Get Activation SMS.

5. An SMS message will be sent with an Activation Token. Enter the token in the Activation Code field. Then tap Activate.
       

6. According to your phone hardware capabilities, you might be prompted to provide or define the security element used to secure the app (Fingerprint, Face ID or PIN2). Please provide the requested security element.
     

7. If the activation has been successful, you will see a confirmation screen. Tap Done to finalize the procedure
 

Once the IBKR Mobile authentication has been activated, you can close the app. Refer to Operation with Touch ID or Operation with Face ID below on how to use IBKR Mobile for authentication.

Notes:

  1. You must enter your phone number without your country's trunk prefix and only enter numbers without any spacing or special characters.
  2. The recovery PIN will be used to enable additional users or re-enable IBKR Mobile if it has been uninstalled. It must be at least 4 and up to 6 characters (letters, numbers and special characters allowed). Refer to KB2269 for additional guidelines.

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Operation with Touch ID

Once activated, operation of IBKR Mobile Authentication using Touch ID is as follows:


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not have Internet access while operating IBKR Mobile Authentication, please refer to the section "What if I don't receive the notification?"


  1. Enter your username and password into the trading platform or Client Portal login screen and click Login. If correct, a notification will be sent to your iPhone.
    Two Factor Authentication Prompt
     
  2. On your iPhone, check your notifications panel and select the IBKR Mobile app notification.
     
     
  3. Selecting the notification will launch the IBKR Mobile app. On your iPhone, place your finger that was registered for Touch ID on the Home Button. If the Touch ID has not been activated, IB Key will prompt you to enter the Passcode.
         

  4. If authentication succeeds, the log in will now automatically proceed.
    Login proceeds after authentication 

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Operation with Face ID

Once activated, operation of IBKR Mobile Authentication using Face ID is as follows:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not have Internet access while operating IBKR Mobile Authentication, please refer to the section "What if I don't receive the notification?"

  1. Enter your username and password into the trading platform or Client Portal login screen and click Login. If correct, a notification will be sent to your iPhone.
    Two Factor Authentication Prompt
     
  2. On your iPhone, check your notification menu and select the IBKR Mobile app notification.
     
     
  3. Selecting the notification will launch the IBKR Mobile app. On your iPhone, look at the screen to authenticate via Face ID. If Face ID has not been activated, IB Key will prompt you to enter the Passcode.
            

  4. If authentication succeeds, the log in will now automatically proceed.
    Login proceeds after authentication 

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What if I don't receive the notification?

If notifications are disabled, no internet access is available or if you have a poor, unstable connection it is possible the notification may not arrive. In these cases operation of IBKR Mobile Authentication is as follows: 

  1. Click the link Click here if you do not receive the notification.

     
  2. This will generate challenge code and box to enter response.    
  3. Launch IBKR Mobile on your Smartphone, then select Authenticate.  Type the Challenge number into the corresponding box.
        
  4. If you use Touch ID, place your finger that was registered on the Home Button. If the Touch ID has not been activated, IBKR Mobile will prompt you to enter the Passcode. A response string will be generated. If you use Face ID, skip this step and go to the next one.
        
  5. If you use Face ID, look at the screen to authenticate via Face ID. If Face ID has not been activated, IB Key will prompt you to enter the Passcode. A response string will be generated.
        
  6. Enter the response from your iPhone into the log in screen and click OK
  7. If authentication succeeds, the log in will now automatically proceed.
    Login Proceeds

 

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References:
  • See KB2748 for instructions on how to recover IBKR Mobile Authentication.
  • See KB3234 for troubleshooting missing IBKR Mobile notifications
  • See KB2745 for instructions on how to clear the cache for the IBKR Mobile app.

 

IBKR Mobile Authentication Overview - Android

Overview: 

This page covers specific points of installing IBKR Mobile and using the IBKR Mobile Authentication for authentication purposes and using the IB Key protocol on Android devices.  For general questions on the IBKR Mobile Authentication, please refer to KB2260.

 

Table of contents

 

Requirements

  • Must be installed on an Android Phone that has not been rooted.
  • Device's Android Version must be 6.0 or later.

 

Installation

You can download the IBKR Mobile app on your smartphone directly from;
Google Play Store, 360 Mobile Assistant or Baidu Mobile Assistant.

Get the IB Key from the Google Play store          Download IB Key from 360 Mobile Assistance          Download IB Key from Baidu Mobile Assistant
 

How to install IBKR Mobile from the Google Play Store:

  1. On your Android phone tap on the Play Store Google Play Store App icon app.
  2. Tap on the search bar at the top, type IBKR Mobile then tap Search.
  3. Locate the app IBKR Mobile from Interactive Brokers Group, then select it.
  4. Tap on Install to the right.
  5. Once the installation completes, tap on Open to launch the IBKR Mobile app.

     Search for IB Key on Google Play Store   Install IB Key on Google Play Store

 

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Activation

Once the app has been installed on your device you will need to activate it for the username you would like to enroll. This operation happens entirely on your phone, requires Internet access and the ability to receive SMS (text message).

1. On your phone open the IBKR Mobile app:

1.a. If you're opening IBKR Mobile for the first time since its installation, proceed to step 2.

1.b. If when opening IBKR Mobile you land on the login screen, tap Services on the top left (Figure 1.) and proceed with step 2.

1.c. If when opening IBKR Mobile you land on your Home Page, Portfolio, Watchlists, or similar, tap the Menu icon on the top-left (Figure 2.). Then tap Services at the top next to the account number (Figure 3.) and proceed with step 2.

Figure 1.                                                    Figure 2.                                                    Figure 3.

   

2. Tap Register Two-Factor, review instructions and then tap Continue.
 
 

3. Enter your IBKR Account Username and Password then tap Continue.

 

4. The default mobile phone number on record for your account will be already selected. If you are not able to receive text messages (SMS) on that number, you should choose a different one from the list (if applicable) or add a new one. To add a new mobile phone number, tap Add Phone Number, enter the new number1 and corresponding Country.  Once you have selected your preferred mobile number from the list or added the new mobile number, tap Get Activation Code


5. An SMS message will be sent with an Activation Token. Enter the token in the Activation Code field, create a PIN2 then tap Activate.
   
 

6. You will receive a message with the outcome of the operation. Tap Done to finalize the procedure.
 

Once IB Key Authentication via IBKR Mobile has been activated, you can close the app. Refer to Operation instructions below on how to use the IBKR Mobile for authentication.

 

Notes: 

  1. You must enter your phone number without your country's trunk prefix and only enter numbers without any spacing or special characters.
  2. The PIN must be at least 4 and up to 6 characters (letters, numbers and special characters allowed). Refer to KB2269 for additional guidelines.
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Operation

Once activated, you can use the IBKR Mobile to authenticate your login attempt as follows:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not have Internet access while operating the IBKR Mobile, please refer to the section "What if I do not receive the notification?"

  1. Enter your IBKR Account credentials into your trading platform or Client Portal login screen and click Login. If your credentials have been accepted, a notification will be sent to your phone.
    Two Factor Authentication Prompt
  2. On your phone, swipe down from the top and check your notification drawer. Tap on the IBKR Mobile notification. If you have not received the notification, please refer to KB3234.
    IB Key Push Notification prompt on Android Phone 
  3. The IBKR Mobile app will open, prompting you for your fingerprint or your PIN, according to the hardware capabilities of your phone. Please provide the requested security element.
     
     
  4. If the authentication has succeeded, the trading platform or Client Portal login process will automatically move ahead to the next phases.
    IB Key authenticate successful, TWS continues to login
 
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What if I do not receive the notification?

If notifications are disabled, no internet access is available or if you have a poor, unstable connection, the notifications may not reach your phone. In these cases the seamless authentication may not be available but you can still use the manual Challenge/Response authentication method as described below: 

  1. On your trading platform or Client Portal login screen, click the link "Click here if you do not receive the notification".
    Click here if you do not receive the notification
  2. Challenge code will be displayed on the screen.
    TWS Two Factor Challenge/Response
     
  3. Launch the IBKR Mobile app on your Smartphone, select Authenticate (if necessary), enter your PIN and the Challenge code you obtained in the previous step. Tap Generate Passcode.
     
     
  4. Response String will be displayed.

     
  5. Enter the Response String into your trading platform or Client Portal login screen. Then click OK.
    Manually enter response string and click OK
     
  6. If the authentication has succeeded, the trading platform or Client Portal login process will automatically move ahead to the next phases.
    IB Key authenticate successful, TWS continues to login

 

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References:
  • See KB2748 for instructions on how to recover IBKR Mobile Authentication.
  • See KB3234 for troubleshooting missing IBKR Mobile notifications
  • See KB2745 for instructions on how to clear the cache for the IBKR Mobile app.
 

 

Como pedir un dispositivo de seguridad de reemplazo

Le rogamos de seguir los pasos abajo para pedir el reemplazo de un dispositivo de seguridad que haya sido perdido, robado o no funcione adequatamente:

1. Avisar el Servico de Atención al Cliente - Por favor contacte el Servicio de Atención al Cliente para pedir un dispositivo de reemplazo y un acceso provisorio a la cuenta. Es importante comprender que esto servicio puede solamente ser usado por telefono y, para razones de seguridad, una vez comprobada la identidad del titular de la cuenta. Una vez averiguada su identidad, le proporcionaremo un codigo de acceso provisional que funciona como una version estática del codigo generado casualmente por su dispositivo permanente y por lo tanto tendrá que ser introducido despues del nombre utente y contraseña, al momento de iniciar la sesión.

2. Pedir la Tarjeta con Codigos de Seguridad en linea - El codigo de acceso provisional tiene una vida útil limitada (para dos dias le permite un acceso completo a la Gestion de Cuenta y a las plataformas de trading y para subsecuentes 10 dias solamente un acceso limitado a la Gestion de Cuenta). El codigo provisional tiene la finalidad de permitir el acceso a la Gestion de Cuenta y la activacion de la Tarjeta con Codigos de Seguridad en linea. Esta tarjeta proporciona una mayor proteccion y permite utilizar todas las funcionalidades de la Gestion de Cuenta (incluidas las retiradas de dinero). Ofrece además la posi bilidad de reactivar el dispositivo de seguridad permanente sin necesidad de contactar el Servicio de Atención al Cliente. Para obtener la Tarjeta con Codigos de Seguridad en linea se puede consulrar el KB1873 que contienes instrucciones paso a paso.

3. Pedir un dispositivo de reemplazo - una vez activada la Tarjeta con Codigos de Seguridad en linea, aparecerán las siguientes quatros opciónes. Escoger la opción 'Solicitar un nuevo dispositivo de inicio de sesión seguro' y apretar 'Continuar'.

Se mostrarán entonces mas detalles como la tipologia de dispositivo de seguridad que Usted recibirá, la dirección, la fecha y el método de envio. Si el dispositivo de reemplazo necesita la introcucción de un codigo PIN para la activación (como en el caso de dispositivos Digital Security Card, Digital Security Card Plus, Gold, Platinum), se mostrarán las instrucciones en linea que le explicarán como establecer un codigo PIN y finalizar su solicito.

 

Información Importante

- Como medida precauciónal de seguridad, el dispositivo de reemplazo es predispuesto para activarse automaticamente poco despues de la fecha de fecha esperada de entrega. Aún si la Tarjeta con Codigos de Seguridad en linea puede tener validez tambien posterioremente a la fecha de entrega del reemplazo, recomendamos la activación de su dispositivo de reemplazo lo antes posible para asegurar un acceso sin interrupción a su cuenta. Las instrucciones para la reactivación se encuentran en el KB1942

- Si su dispositivo de seguridad ha sido perdido, robado o si la cuenta ha sido cerrada sin devolver el dispositivo, se le cobrará una indemnizacion en funcion del valor del dispositivo mismo. Esta cuota puede variar entre 20 y 150 USD.

 

Cómo devolver el dispositivo de seguridad a Interactive Brokers ?

En el caso que necesite devolver el dispositivo de seguridad a Interactive Brokers (debido a que ha sufrido daños, malfuncionamiento, consolidación de la cuenta o para cerrarla), siga por favor las siguientes instrucciones:

  1. Descargue e imprima el  Secure Login Device Return Form.
  2. Rellene el formulario e inclúyalo en un paquete junto al dispositivo.
  3. Envíe por correo postal el paquete a la dirección de correo correspondiente que encontrará más abajo.

Para su protección, recomendamos encarecidamente usar un sobre acolchado, y una mensajería que utilice números de seguimiento (ej. UPS, FedEx, DHL, o USPS Express Mail) ya que usted será el responsable del dispositivo de seguridad hasta su devolución. Por favor calcule 3 días desde el envío para que se vea reflejado en su cuenta la recepción del dispositivo por parte de IB. El tiempo de entrega puede variar debido a retrasos del mensajero.

Pasos adicionales en caso de una devolución para reemplazo
Si se devuelve para reemplazarlo y no para cerrar la cuenta, por favor llame al departamento de soporte de seguridad en el 1-203-618-4006 o 00800-42-276537 (gratuito desde España) para notificar el dispositivo defectuoso y le daremos un código de seguridad temporal que le permita seguir accediendo a su cuenta hasta que reciba el nuevo dispositivo de seguridad. IB ofrece diferentes dispositivos de seguridad, estas son las consideraciones a tener en cuenta de cada uno de ellos para su reemplazo:
 

Para Usuarios Platinum:
Si quiere devolver un dispositivo Platinum (figura 1) y necesita reemplazarlo,  tiene que acceder al Menú de Gestión de Cuenta para solicitar uno nuevo. Esto es necesario debido a la seguridad de este dispositivo. Puede solicitar un nuevo dispositivo sólo una vez que IB tenga constancia de la recepción del anterior dispositivo ya que sólo se puede asociar uno a su cuenta. Una vez solicitado, asegúrese de imprimir la página que contiene su número PIN y la frase de seguridad que necesitará para activar su nuevo dispositivo.

Figura 1

 

Para Usuarios Alpine:
Si quiere devolver un dispositivo Alpine (Figura 2) IB lo reemplazará por una tarjeta de seguridad digital como la que se muestra más abajo. Los dispositivos Alpine están siendo retirados y no están ya disponibles.

Figura 2

 

Para Usuarios de la Tarjeta de Seguridad Digital (DSC) :
Si quiere devolver una tarjeta de seguridad digital, necesita acceder al Menú de Gestión de Cuenta y solicitar una nueva tarjeta. Esto es necesario dada la existencia de un PIN para esta tarjeta. Por favor recuerde su PIN ya que lo necesitará para su activación.

 

Para usuarios de Tarjeta de Códigos de Seguridad:
Este tipo de tarjetas no necesita ser devuelto a IB, y puede ser deshechado y descartado.

Dirección Postal para clientes de US & Canada: Dirección Postal para clientes de EU: Dirección Postal para clientes de Asia: Dirección Postal para clientes de Australia:
Interactive Brokers, LLC.
Attn: Token Return Department
2 Pickwick Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 618-4006

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) LTD.
Attn: Token Return Department
Gotthardstrasse 3
CH-6301 Zug
Switzerland
+41-41-726-9500

Interactive Brokers, LLC.
Attn: Token Return Department
Hong Kong Suite 1512, Pacific Place 88
Queensway Admiralty, Hong Kong

Cantonés:
+852-2156-7907
Mandarín:
+86 (21) 6086 8586

Interactive Brokers, LLC.
Attn: Token Return Department
Grosvenor Place, Level 42
225 George Street
Sydney, 2000
+61 (2) 8093-7300

Cierre de Cuenta
El acceso al Menú de Gestión de Cuenta una vez cerrada la cuenta para revisar o imprimir sus extractos de actividad es posible sin el dispositivo de seguridad. Sólo necesitará su usuario y contraseña.

Para más preguntas o explicaciones, por favor contacte uno de nuestros especialistas en seguridad en el tlf 1-203-618-4006, o envíe un email a tac@interactivebrokers.com
 

Para información sobre las tarifas por reemplazar los dispositivos de seguridad perdidos, robados, dañados o no devueltos al cierre de la cuenta por favor consulte KB1861.

 

How to request a Digital Security Card+ (DSC+) replacement

Overview: 

The below steps are required in order to:

  • Replace a Digital Security Card+ which has been lost, stolen or has become inoperable
  • Request a Digital Security Card+ alongside your current security device (if you are a new or existing Client with equity above $500,000, or equivalent)
Background: 

1. Notify IBKR Client Services- Contact IBKR Client Services to obtain a temporary account access. This service can only be provided via telephone and requires the identity of the account holder to be verified, as detailed in KB70.

2. Obtain an Online Security Code Card - Activate an Online Security Code Card, which offers enhanced protection and full Client Portal functionality for an extended period of 21 days. Please consult KB1873 should you need guidance for this specific step.

3. Request the DSC+ replacement - Once you have completed the Online Security Code Card activation, please remain in the Secure Login System section of the Client Portal and order your replacement DSC.

 

Request a DSC+

1. Click on the button Request Physical Device.

2. The shipping address will be shown in the device information screen. If your address is outdated or invalid, you can amend it by clicking on Change Address and following the on-screen instructions. If you do not need to update your address, please proceed to step 3.

3. Enter a four-digit Soft PIN1 for your DSC+. Please make sure to remember the PIN you are typing since it will be necessary to activate and to operate your device. When applicable and desired, you may change the account on which the 20 USD deposit will be kept on hold2.  Complete this step by clicking on Continue.

4. The system will show you a summary of your selection. Please make sure the information displayed is correct. Should you need to perform changes, click on the white Back button under the information field (not your browser back button), otherwise submit the request by clicking on Continue.

5. You will receive a final confirmation containing the estimated shipment date3. Click on Ok to finalize the procedure.

Notes

1. For PIN guidelines, please consult KB2269.

2. The Security token and the shipment are both free of charge. Nevertheless, when you order your device, we will freeze a small amount of your funds (20 USD).  If your device is lost, intentionally damaged, stolen or if you close your account without returning it to IBKR, we will use that amount as a compensation for the loss of the hardware. In any other case, the hold will be released once your device has been returned to IBKR. More details on KB1861.

3. For security reasons, the replacement device is set to auto-activate within three weeks from the shipment date. IBKR will notify you when the auto-activation is approaching and when it is imminent.

 

References
  • See KB1131 for an overview of the Secure Login System
  • See KB2636 for information and procedures related to Security Devices
  • See KB2481 for instructions about sharing the Security Login Device between two or more users
  • See KB2545 for instructions on how to opt back in to the Secure Login System
  • See KB975 for instructions on how to return your security device to IBKR
  • See KB2260 for instructions on activating the IB Key authentication via IBKR Mobile
  • See KB2895 for information about Multiple 2Factor System (M2FS)
  • See KB1861 for information about charges or expenses associated with the security devices
  • See KB69 for information about Temporary passcode validity

 

¿Cómo puedo devolver el dispositivo de acceso seguro a Interactive Brokers?

Si por alguna razón necesita devolver su dispositivo de acceso seguro a
Interactive Brokers, por favor, siga las siguientes instrucciones.

1. Descargue e imprima el “Formulario de Devolución de Acceso
Seguro

2. Complete el formulario y haga un paquete con el dispositivo.
3. Envie su paquete a la dirección indicada abajo.

Para su seguridad, se recomienda utilizar una compañía que ofrezca un
número de rastreo (por ejemplo UPS, FedEx, DHL o USPS), ya que
usted será responsable de la devolución del token. Por favor, espere tres días
después
del envío para que su cuenta refleje la recepción por parte de IB del
dispositivo. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que el tiempo de entrega puede variar
debido a los retrasos del operador de carga.

Acción Adicional para Las Devoluciones de Reemplazo
Si se trata de una devolución para reemplazo y no por el cierre de una
cuenta, por favor llame a nuestro equipo de soporte técnico al 1-877-442-
2757, opción 2 y luego opción 6 para que nos notifique de su aparato
defectuoso y le proporcionaremos con un código temporal de seguridad que
le permitira seguir teniendo acceso a su cuenta hasta que reciba su nuevo
dispositivo de acceso seguro.

Para los usuarios de Platino:
Si esta devolviendo un dispositivo seguro de Platino (negro en forma de
una calculadora cuadrada) y requiere un dispositivo de reemplazo tendrá que
ir al Menú Gestión de Cuenta o Account Management, para solicitar un
nuevo dispositivo. Esto es necesario debido a las características de seguridad
de este dispositivo. Sólo se puede solicitar un nuevo
dispositivo después de que IB haya reconocido que ha recibido el
dispositivo devuelto.
Esto se debe ha que un solo dispositivo a la vez puede estar vinculada a su
cuenta. Una vez ordenado, por favor asegúrese de imprimir la página de
confirmación que contiene su número de PIN y la frase de única que se
necesita para activar el nuevo dispositivo.

Para los usuarios de los Alpine:
Si va a devolver un dispositivo de Alpine conexión segura (azul de forma
ovalada) IB reemplaza el dispositivo con base en las respuesta positiva de
"Sí" a las preguntas del questionario de dispositivos STP Formulario Return:
"¿Es necesario un dispositivo de reemplazo?"
No hay medidas adicionales que debe tomar en la página web.
Para preguntas y aclaraciones, por favor póngase en contacto con uno de
nuestros especialistas en seguridad al 1-877-442 2757, opción 2 y luego la
opción 6 o envie un correo electrónico a tac@interactivebrokers.com
Dirección postal para clientes de EE.UU. y Canadá: Dirección postal de
la UE y los clientes asiáticos:

Mailing Address for US & Canadian Client:

 

Interactive Brokers, LLC.
Attn: Token Return Department
2 Pickwick Plaza
Greenwich, CT 06860
Mailing address for EU, & Asian Clients: 

 

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) LTD

Attn: Token Return Department

Gotthardstrasse 3

CH-6301 Zug

Switzerland

 

Security considerations following SLS opt out

Overview: 

Account holders who have elected to opt out of IBKR's Secure Login System (SLS) effectively relinquish the protections afforded by Two-Factor Authentication. They are strongly encouraged to utilize alternative security measures, with one of those being the IP Restrictions. By selecting this setting through Client Portal, you're telling Interactive Brokers that you only want access to your trading platforms from a specified IP address. In addition, should you have multiple authorized traders for a given account, these restrictions can be set at the individual trader level by the master user of the account. 

 

Preliminary checklist:

Before setting up the IP Restrictions, you will need to:

  • Know your WAN IP Address. That is the IP address exposed on the external (Internet) side of your network and it is different from your local IP address (called as well LAN IP address). If you trade from a company office, you can ask your IT or Networking department for the WAN IP address of your computer. If you connect to the Internet through a private broadband/cable/satellite connection you can get this information from your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
  • Make sure that your IP address is static. This means your IP address will always remain the same, and will not change upon router/modem reboot or after a certain time period. The same entities which provided you with the WAN IP address, can as well clarify whether it is a static or dynamic one.
  • Be aware that IP Restrictions are not effective immediately. Our systems apply the filters during their daily overnight restart. It can take up to 24 hours until they are active, depending on the time you submit your IP Restrictions request. The same applies when you modify or remove existing IP Restrictions. Please be sure to consider this when you are planning your course of action.
  • The IP Restrictions will be applied to ALL Trading Platforms offered by IBKR. It will not affect Client Portal access, which will remain accessible from any IP address.

Note:

Please take note that the technical ability to misrepresent one's IP address exists, and full account protection is only ensured by using SLS Two-Factor Authentication (ibkr.com/sls).

If you have any questions on the topic, please feel free to contact IBKR's Technical Assistance Center.

How to set the IP Restrictions:

  1. Login to Client Portal and click the menu icon in the top-left corner.
  2. From the left side menu, click on Settings, then on User Settings. Then click on the wheel (configure) icon next to IP Restrictions.
  3. You will see a brief description of the effects of IP Restrictions. To set up a new IP Restriction, click on Add IP Restriction.
  4. Select the Trader from the drop-down list and enter the IP Address (in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) you want to allow for him. Then click on Continue.
  5. If you logged into Client Portal without using the Two-Factor Authentication, you will now receive an email1 containing a Confirmation Number. Enter it in the Confirmation Number field. Once done, click on Continue to submit the request. If you logged in to the Client Portal using a security device, please proceed directly to point 6.
  6. If the operation completed successfully, you will see a confirmation screen. Click OK.
  7. The system will now list your active IP Address restrictions. Should you want to create an additional one, click again on Add IP Restriction, otherwise navigate away from this section

 

Opt-out and IP Restrictions for Penny Stocks traders:

Clients who have elected to perform an opt-out, thus using the Two-Factor Authentication only for the Client Portal, must activate the IP Restrictions in order to be able to activate Penny Stocks Trading Permissions.


Additional best practices for securing your computer and your network

  • When logging into the TWS, activate the checkbox “Use SSL” on the login screen. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) guarantees that all the information exchanged between your computer and our servers is protected using 128-bit encryption.
  • Use a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to the services exposed by your network or/and computer. During the firewall set-up, please make sure you authorize the host/ports listed in section DESKTOP TWS of KB2816.
  • Use antivirus software to identify and eliminate viruses which might have infected your computer.  As new viruses are constantly being created, you need to update the threats database of your antivirus software regularly.
  • Use anti-malware software to detect and remove spyware/malware programs which can collect various types of personal information, monitor your browsing activity and interfere with the control of your computer. Nowadays many antivirus solutions include a built-in anti-malware protection.
  • Refrain from using wireless connections (Wi-fi) which are public, unsecured or not operated by you. If the use of a unsecured network (e.g. public Wi-Fi hotspot) becomes necessary, do not log into any financial institution account you may have, including your IBKR account.

 

Notes:
1. If you have not received the email, please make sure it did not land in the Spam/Junk folder of your mailbox and possibly add the email addresses donotreply@interactivebrokers.com and help@interactivebrokers.com to the trusted senders list. You can then request a new email to be sent to you with the button Resend Confirmation Number.

 

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