VASCO Data Security Inc., a software security company specializing in authentication products, will announce at Cartes that its DIGIPASS 830a has new functionality including an alfa-numeric screen.
DIGIPASS 830a combines e-signature functionality with EMV-CAP compliance. It has been enhanced to further comply with the French market emerging two-factor authentication standards and the UK APACS standard.
Alfa-numeric screens offer additional opportunities for e-signature. Hackers using social engineering techniques take advantage from the fact that end users not always know which information they type in. Thanks to the use of alpha-numeric screens, card readers can display more details about the transaction. As a result the end user involvement increases, he is provided with more detail about the transaction, which provides him with a greater control over the transaction.
The success of DIGIPASS 830a lies in its simple and straightforward use: users insert a standard EMV chip card into the device and type their PIN. After PIN-entry the DIGIPASS 830a will generate a One-Time Password which the user will type into the Web browser to authenticate himself on the online banking application. Through verification of the OTP or e-signature, the cardholder’s identity is confirmed and access will be granted to the e-banking application.