VASCO Data Security International, Inc. is launching the DIGIPASS 837, an acoustic smart card reader, at this year’s CeBIT expo in Hannover, Germany.
This reader combines the functionality of one-time passwords and electronic signatures to fend off man-in-the-middle attacks on financial organizations using an EMV infrastructure.
The acoustic interface handles user authentication and enables users to securely sign online transactions. It works by receiving sonic signals from a PC, smart phone or tablet that’s held in the vicinity of the reader’s speakers.
Then the reader converts them into the transaction information displayed on the DIGIPASS 837 screen. End-users then may verify the data on the screen before signing for the transaction.
The DIGIPASS 837 can function through high levels of background noise and works with a variety of speaker types, smart phones and tablet PCs. No special software is required for functionality.