New PayPal key to help thwart phishers

Thursday, 11 January 2007, 11:09 AM EST

Over the next few months, Ebay will be offering its PayPal users a new tool in the fight against phishers: a $5 security key.

The security key is actually a small electronic device, designed to clip on to a keychain, that calculates a new numeric password every 30 seconds. PayPal users who sign up to use the device will need to enter their regular passwords as well as the number displayed on the key whenever they log in to the online payment service.

At InfoWorld.

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