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vipmobile | 01 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, 'Blogger of Light'

Did you catch it on the tube last night?
Did you see the VeriSign Identity Protection Access for Mobile credential in action?

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In case you missed it, check out the link on YouTube (0:21)

As for how this relates to you, me and your everyday secret agent, I think this fun video demonstrates the need for leveraging One-Time Passwords for strong authentication of your mobile applications. Yes, we have an "app" for that.

Kudos to our esteemed Product Manager, Erica Huang, and her efforts to have VeriSign included in the AT&T commercial.

vipmobile | 17 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

Getting noticed is a hard thing. But when you do get recognized by adoring fans, it's like living the life of a beauty queen.

And just look at who noticed us: CrackBerry.com and BlackBerry Cool

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So you ask, what's the news?
We all know that VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Access for mobile has already been available for free on Blackberry® smartphones and downloadable from...

vipmobile | 10 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

Greetings VIP Blog fans,

I'm here at the 2009 Gartner Identity & Access Management (IAM) Summit. The day started off with a keynote presented by Earl Perkins, one of the lead Gartner analysts who explained how much IAM has evolved over the years - highlighting the fact that there are several IAM lifecycle elements (Planning, Process, and Problems) to consider and several key business drivers (improving security, reducing risk, and meeting regulatory requirements) in deploying an IAM solution. And at the end of the day, four of the analysts presented as a panel and reviewed the 2009 "...

chalcon | 08 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Today, we are pleased to announce that our customers' options have been broadened by our technical and sales partnership with RSA, another "Best-in-Class" Authentication Provider. The agreement will provide organizations with the mutual benefit of an expanded VIP Authentication Service through the availability of RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication technology for more choice in one-time password (OTP) authentication.

Organizations in search of strong authentication solutions will benefit from being able to use VIP in combination with RSA SecurID hardware tokens and the convenience of a single platform.

This technical and sales partnership between RSA and VeriSign signals a new chapter in the longstanding relationship between RSA and VeriSign, both of whom were recently rated Best-in-Class for Multi-Channel...

vipmobile | 06 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

CNET reported this morning that fraudsters phished thousands of email account passwords from multiple email providers.

You don't have to be a government official, political figure or celebrity to be the target of the phishing and password-reset hack. This latest incident demonstrates that hackers have moved beyond just the high and flighty to target ordinary people. With each security breach, the shortcomings of weak passwords and the need for stronger authentication solutions become more and more evident. One-time passwords via two factor authentication provides a critical layer of security to counter such threats. If you're an organization that has been on the fence on rolling out two-factor authentication, you're in luck. VeriSign is offering a 90 Day free trial of the VeriSign Identity Protection Service -- see more details at...

yohai | 15 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

It's about time Hollywood produces a blockbuster about identity management.

No, I'm kidding. No producer would never even read a script which includes the term "identity management" in its title (except, perhaps, "Harry Potter and the Identity Management Prince"). But there is a new Bruce Willis movie that deals with the issue of identities, among other things, and, well, that's a start.

The movie is called "Surrogates" (watch trailer), and it tells the story of a futuristic world in which humans live in isolation while only communicating with their fellow man through robots that serve as social surrogates and are better-looking versions of their human counterparts.

Now isn't that kind of what happens today in our own world? When we go to the web we have a virtual identity through which we communicate with our fellow man, fellow banks, fellow stores: we send our virtual...

Tim Callan | 17 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Posted by Fran Rosch, SVP of User Authentication, VeriSign

This article was also published in SC Magazine.

All too frequently, reports surface of high-profile hacks victimizing individuals using weak password protection. But, unlike the inconsequential account break-ins hitting Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher or Sarah Palin, the consequences of some compromised accounts raises serious implications for cloud services security.

Your personal and professional security is only as strong as your weakest password. And for IT managers, the security of an organization's cloud-based resources is only as strong as your most careless employee's weakest password.

Personal information can be harvested many ways - and the viability of traditional usernames and passwords are undermined by the "forgot...

vipmobile | 21 Apr 2009 | 1 comment

We announced our new "Mobile Developer Test Drive" program today at the 2009 RSA Conference. By leveraging the VIP Access for Mobile SDKs, developers can easily and quickly create a pilot version to transform personal mobile devices into two-factor authentication credentials.

The pilot allows developers to test the functionality of the mobile application to see how simply they can integrate strong authentication with any J2ME and iPhone applications. Developers of mobile payment, mobile banking, m-Commerce and mobile social networking can also easily incorporate VIP open standards two-factor authentication into their applications and protect their users with extra layer security that goes beyond standard secure log-ins.

To find out more about our new VIP mobile developer test drive, please visit...

vipmobile | 20 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

With the success of VIP Access for iPhone, we are adding many leading phone models into our mobile credential family. In addition to iPhone, VIP Access for Mobile now supports more than 90 popular mobile phone models including all the popular BlackBerry models as well as the Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson.

VIP Access for Mobile is an easy-to-install application that transforms leading mobile phones into strong authentication credentials. To discover the benefits of the easy-to-use and cost-effective VIP Access for Mobile, download VIP Access for Mobile from m.verisign.com.

We continue adding popular feature phones into our phone family each month. If there is a popular phone model you do not see on our current official supported phone list that you would like to be considered, please let us know!

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vipmobile | 16 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

We are very excited to share that our VIP Access for iPhone downloads has reached a record high. Downloads grew three times more than our previous record high this week.

We appreciated all the constructive feedback from our VIP users. Many users also wish more online banks, gaming and social network sites would sign up with VIP Network, so they can use one VIP Access credential anytime anywhere to secure their online accounts and online identity.

 
We also have had many iPod touch users ask to be notified when we include support for the iPod Touch. Although in our first release, we leverage SMS as part of activation process, we are reviewing other alternatives to enable iPod Touch users in the near future. Stay tuned.

If you have any suggestions, please email to vipmobile@verisign.com. We love to hear from our users.