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chalcon | 15 Oct 2010 | 4 comments

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This week Facebook announced that they have begun rolling out one-time passwords (OTP) to their users as an added layer of security. Facebook is providing OTPs to help protect its users while on public computers like those at coffee shops, libraries, hotels and airports. For Facebook users looking to take advantage of this, they'll need to have a mobile phone number in their Facebook account and by texting "otp" to 32665 they will receive a one-time use password that last for 20 minutes.

For quite some time VeriSign, now part of Symantec, has been educating consumers and enterprises on the need and value of OTP. Our cloud-based VIP Authentication...

chalcon | 15 Oct 2010 | 0 comments

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At this week's RSA Conference in Europe, Qualys announced that it will now offer its customers strong authentication protection with our VIP Authentication Service. VIP will provide users of QualysGuard® a safer and more secure way to access and manage their accounts.

Qualys is the latest VIP customer to implement our leading cloud-based authentication service that allows enterprises to secure online access and transactions to obtain compliance and reduce fraud risk. As with VIP, QualysGuard is a SaaS service that requires no on-premises...

vipmobile | 01 Jul 2010 | 0 comments

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Congratulations to Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union and the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, both of which were designated as Laureates by the Computerworld Honors Program. In addition to this honor, Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union was also named as a finalist for the Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Award, an award that honors and documents the extraordinary innovations of individuals and organizations that are leading the global IT revolution.

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Addison Avenue offers its customers the...

vipmobile | 04 May 2010 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Senior Manager - Product Marketing, User Authentication

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Thinking of moving your productivity apps to the cloud? Several tech-savvy folk like you have already deployed or are in various states of making the move to leverage an increasing number of enterprise productivity apps that live in the cloud. Just consider the benefits of cloud-apps:

  • Zero infrastructure investment / capital expenditure (for typical server & software installation, on-going care and feeding, etc.)
  • Quick-and-easy deployment and provisioning of applications (no need to install software on redundant servers or on every desktop), including multi-tenant (disparate organizations) sharing of pooled resources (of host CPUs, system failover,...
vipmobile | 02 Apr 2010 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

I came across a recent Associated Press article by Jordan Robertson, concerning "Smart" utility meters and their security holes. In this article, Robertson talks about the "aggressive roll out of new [Smart] meters" by utility companies in the U.S. Smart meters are a new type of enhanced utility meter, designed to measure natural gas or electricity usage in a more sophisticated manner. smart-meter-300x225.jpgEssentially Smart meters (versus old-fashioned "dumb" meters) can measure not just the volume of utility used...

vipmobile | 10 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

Erica Huang, Product Manager

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A year ago, at the 2009 RSA Conference, VeriSign officially announced the FREE VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) software credential for mobile phones, VIP Access for Mobile. And last week, at the 2010 RSA Conference, we celebrated the one year anniversary of our...

vipmobile | 29 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

One great thing about blogging for a company like VeriSign, which happens to have so many cool tools in its bag, is that it's so easy to find several blogs on the net that mention you. And in this case I'm referring to a Wall Street Journal blog: "Under Surveillance: Big Brother Stocks", by James Altucher. atm.jpg In this blog, Altucher talks about all of the various measures (and money spent - to the tune of $200 billion in the U.S.) taken to automate the monitoring and protection of your banking transactions, checking in at the airport, and even your simple ATM cash withdrawal.

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vipmobile | 12 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

It's a good thing that people much smarter than me are thinking about the future of the internet, cloud computing, and ensuring I'm properly indoctrinated on the right social networking sites du jour. More importantly, these same smart people are constantly thinking about really critical things, like 'standards', 'interoperability', and 'security'. Guys like Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web and HTML, Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of DNS, and Vinton Cerf, the father of the internet and co-designer of TCP/IP, are constantly analyzing what's happening today and thinking about what's coming in the future. These people are part of the founding fathers of the web, the internet, and how all the...

vipmobile | 15 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

Some thoughts on a couple of recent articles, one from Gartner Research: Where Strong Authentication Fails and What You Can Do About It, by Avivah Litan and a similar article by Jaikumar Vijayan in Computerworld, which also references Ms. Litan's article.

The basic idea presented in these two articles is that "one-time passwords...are no longer enough to protect online banking transactions against fraud." These one-time password (OTP) token-based two-factor authentication methods may be compromised by man-in-the-browser malware that overwrites the user transactions to steal their assets. So the...

vipmobile | 03 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Han Dong, Senior Product Marketing Manager, User Authentication

I just read an article in CNET, by Jonathan Eunice, Character limitations in passwords considered harmful. And immediately after reading the story I thought to myself, Jonathan (may I call you Jonathan), we have the answer to your troubles. It's called VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service and it's precisely what you need to address your goal to have strong authentication for your "4,000 web services."

Jonathan's article described the issue of how various websites will frequently restrict your ability to create 'stronger' passwords that use symbols (i.e. !@#$%^&), and thus relegate the user to simple (and easy to steal) phrase or nickname...