AOL has adopted a new key tool in the fight against phishers and identity thieves. AOL has moved to an optional two-factor log-in authentication system, which it is offering to AOL customers.
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Users are being offered the option of receiving a secure password generator device made for AOL by RSA Security. The device is the size of, and can double as, a keychain fob, making it easy for a user to carry with them at all times. The device generates a new mandatory second password every minute, making it nearly impossible for phishers to log in to an AOL user’s account with just a stolen or purchased primary password.
The optional service is $1.95 per month, with a one-time setup fee of $9.95.
Not a bad way to control your kids’ access to the account, either!
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