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One time pass code protection for user access

Gridsure : 28 October, 2008  (New Product)
New approach to IT resource access control based on one time generation of codes for access which can't be compromised by key logging or shoulder surfing
GrIDsure has announced the launch of its new software which enables users to logon to Windows PCs without relying on a traditional fixed password or having to submit biometric information. The authentication software is available both for individuals on standalone computers and corporate users via Active Directory.

This exciting new approach creates one time passcodes offering users far greater protection against shoulder-surfing and key-logging, without the need for additional hardware, such as tokens, which can be both cumbersome and expensive. The system also avoids issues of reliability or personal liberty which have been associated with biometric logon systems, and is extremely fast and secure to use.

The GrIDsure approach is far easier to remember and more secure than fixed codes and has been welcomed by both schoolchildren and the elderly. Users select squares on a grid to form a pattern, such as an 'L' or a 'tick'. The sequence and position of the chosen squares is registered and becomes the user's PIP (Personal Identification Pattern). When presented with a new numbered grid at each logon, the user simply applies their pattern (PIP) to the grid and enters the numbers that correspond to the pattern, thus creating a unique PIN or passcode for that logon which gives away nothing to potential fraudsters. The next time a challenge grid appears, the numbers will be different, but the user's pattern remains the same.

'It's been known for some time that fixed passwords are no longer secure enough, because of today's malware - key-loggers and screen-scrapers - as well as shoulder-surfing threats,' said GrIDsure chairman Jonathan Craymer. 'The answer is a system which uses different codes each time, without the need for additional hardware, and this is exactly what GrIDsure offers. Quite simply, it provides a faster, more memorable and more secure method of identifying yourself when logging into any computer based system, and thanks to public demand, we're pleased to be offering this system to both corporate and single users."

GrIDsure logon is available as either "GrIDsure Enterprise Edition" for corporate users or "GrIDsure Solo" for individual PCs.
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