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Vasco smartens card reader

Vasco Data International has produced a portable USB-based personal smart card reader that will generate digital signatures, one-time passwords or PKI identifiers.

The Digipass 855 device can be used both in a connected and unconnected mode to generate any type of challenge-response based authentication codes.

The unit is intended for high security corporate network access, or as a means of providing strong authentication for internet or telephone banking and e-commerce

In unconnected mode, Europay-Mastercard-Visa chip authentication can be combined with any customised application and in USB-connected mode, the device can handle PIN entry, PIN change, signature as well as connected EMV authentication, the vendor said.

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Because the PIN is entered directly on the reader and not on the computer keyboard the PIN is never available on a PC platform and so remains secure.

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