April 30, 2011 in Business (F)
[prMac.com] Singapore - Data Security Systems Solutions (DS3) has unveiled Mobile BetterThanPin 1.0.0, an iPhone application that provides two-factor authentication for Facebook users. A popular social networking platform, Facebook has nearly 500 million active users and a reported 700,000 new people joining the social networking website every day. Home-users are not the only ones at risk, but businesses and other organizations can be the victims of a targeted attack by cybercriminals who are using stolen employee information to their advantage.
Mobile BetterThanPin (BTP) is a two-factor authentication that is based on something you have (a BetterThanPin passcode) and something you know (your Facebook password). This strong authentication provides protection for your Facebook account against identity thefts, hackers, keyloggers and malicious software. Even if a hacker has stolen your Facebook password, he will not be able to log into the account because an additional BetterThanPin passcode is required.
BetterThanPin is an innovative technology by DS3 to address increased security concerns over online logins. This patent-pending technology is non-intrusive and provides security without the usual hassles. The password generation and update process is transparent to the user who simply needs to launch the app to get the latest BTP.
The key advantage of Mobile BetterThanPin is that strong authentication can be achieved simply by installing the application on the iPhone, with no additional hardware required. Upon installation of the application, the user can activate the BetterThanPin service by keying in the Facebook user ID and password into the application.
Once installed and activated, the BTP application requires no additional hardware or maintenance, as it automatically synchronizes your Facebook account with a new passcode daily. Simply type in your Facebook password followed by the six-digit BetterThanPin passcode generated by your iPhone to log into your Facebook account.
If you suspect that your Facebook password has been stolen, or think that someone may have gained access to your Facebook account, the "Sync-Now" feature enables you to clear your existing Facebook sessions, and protect your Facebook account with a new BetterThanPin passcode. You can also choose to deactivate the Mobile BetterThanPin service to login to your Facebook account with a password only.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mobile Betterthanpin (BTP) 1.0.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.
Headquartered in Singapore, Data Security Systems Solutions develops authentication solutions for enterprises, banks and governments that dramatically provide strong authentication that is most critical to online businesses From managing world-class security products and components to enterprise security consulting to developing solutions for the Banking, Financial and Private environments, DS3 is simplifying the way to secure your enterprise. Copyright (C) 2011 Data Security Systems Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.