|Aug 03, 2016
|LogMeOnce Eliminates the Traditional Password with New Visual One-Time Password as a Part of its Passwordless PhotoLogin Feature
Password manager also introduces Appliance Password feature to manage access of credentials for appliances, routers, database and servers, diminishing the dangers that stem from using predictable default passwords and PasswordLess authentication solution
Washington D.C. – August 3, 2016 – On the heels of announcing its new PasswordLess PhotoLogin feature, which enables users to log in by taking a photo on the computer that is sent to their trusted mobile device to approve, LogMeOnce announces a Visual One-Time Password (OTP) authentication option. Designed for users that want the benefits of PhotoLogin’s password-less sign on, but don’t have a working webcam or don’t want to snap a photo of themselves, the feature generates a unique visual OTP code that is independently calculated and displayed on the user’s computer monitor and mobile device simultaneously, enabling the user to authenticate themselves by visual verification of the codes.
When using the self-authentication feature, a one-time, independently generated 6-digit number will appear on both the PC and trusted mobile device of the user, so both OTP codes can be visually compared by the user to ensure they are identical. Users will be prompted to either accept or reject the login attempt from their phone within 60 seconds. If action is not taken after 60 seconds, the code is discarded and a fresh OTP code is required for login. With each OTP code, users can swipe left or right to see data like the IP Address, GPS Location and time stamp of when and where the Visual OTP code was requested. Because there is no need to type or remember a password, the new Visual OTP feature provides superior protection by preventing anyone from being able to steal a user’s password.
“The Visual OTP pin code is perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a webcam and wants to forego using a traditional password in favor of overall improved security and a reduced risk of being hacked,” said Kevin Shahbazi, CEO of LogMeOnce. “It’s also an ideal solution in case of an emergency or if you need to share login credentials and don’t want to give out your password. If a family member, friend or coworker needs to access an online account such as a bank account or electricity bill, you can easily grant them access by having them initiate the Visual OTP on a computer, allowing you to authenticate them with the code that gets sent directly to your mobile device.”
Another way to manage security of passwords with LogMeOnce is through its new Appliance Password feature. Many people are unaware of the dangers of keeping the predictable default passwords that get shipped with appliances like routers and modems, but it’s common knowledge for hackers that most internet-enabled appliances have the same default device password. LogMeOnce’s Appliance Password feature allows users to change and safely store appliance passwords, so users are encouraged to update the default password to a strong, unique password that can’t be hacked.
The Appliance Password feature is yet another security layer for senior IT administrators to securely grant and control access to sensitive corporate systems with junior IT staff members without revealing passwords. Because staff outside of senior IT never has access to the actual passwords for routers, servers and more with LogMeOnce’s Appliance Password feature, staff members that choose to leave the company present less of a threat. All access and activities from staff are documented within LogMeOnce and can be reviewed to improve overall access procedures and best practices, ultimately helping to diminish the risk of a data leak.
The new LogMeOnce Visual OTP and Appliance Password updates are currently available on the browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari on Windows and Mac, as well as iOS and Android platforms. For more information about LogMeOnce, please visit www.LogMeOnce.com.