Tuesday, October 10, 2006

nice security enhancements on Vanguard.com against phishing scams

I received an email from Vanguard. Therein two secure measures are added. one on authenticating server and the other on authenticating client/customer. Both are pretty smart moves (multi-factor authentication) and will prevent bulk of the current phishing attacks.

  • After entering your user name, you'll select and name a security image. Whenever you log on, you'll see your security image—and you'll know you're on the authentic Vanguard.com site."
  • You'll also answer three security questions. If we don't recognize the computer you're using to log on, we'll ask you to answer one of your security questions"

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