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VeriSign Launches Online Authentication App For iPhone

Created: 31 Mar 2009 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014
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Imagine being able to use your iPhone to protect and authenticate your identity online. Well, now you can - cool! VeriSign today announced the launch of VIP Access for Mobile, a FREE downloadable app on the Apple App Store which generates a one-time password to access participating sites. In addition to your username and password, the iPhone application will generate a six-digit security code which dynamically changes every 30 seconds and which you input as your second factor of authentication when signing into your online accounts. Initially, a 'Credential ID' specific to your iPhone is generated and SMS text-messaged to that phone number for verification. This credential is only entered when you first register for the network's sites such as Paypal, eBay, AOL, or Geico. Similar pilot tests are also being conducted on other mobile devices such as the Blackberry in the U.S. and India. Here's a Demo: