PIP Update: a free secure digital lock box
The PIP team just released a new feature on Friday: a secure digital vault to store your most personal documents online. Think of it as a digital lock box in the cloud to store copies of your most important documents online (deed of trust, will, passport, property pictures for insurance, etc).
Since, these documents are your secrets, all files are encrypted using key management best practices. To increase security, access to the vault requires two-factor authentication. If you already have a VIP token, simply link it to your PIP account. For our most cost conscious PIP users, we offer a free mobile version of the VIP OTP token. It can be downloaded to your phone here (I use the iPhone Beta version that will be available soon). Once strongly authenticated, the vault opens (Flash is your friend) and you can begin to upload files.
The activation process is really straightforward, and our usability team has done a lot of work on the user interface. Moreover, it is free to all PIP users. So, try the new features and tell us what you think. By combining OpenID, strong authentication, password vault and secure storage, the PIP is getting one step closer to realizing VeriSign's long term vision of a user-centric identity service that will enable and protect our digital self.