CertiVox releases M-Pin upgrade

Tuesday 19 November 2013 10:14 CET | News

CertiVox, a provider of authentication and encryption software and services, has released a mobile enhancement to M-Pin, allowing users to log into services on a computer using their own smartphone.

M-Pin is based on elliptic curve cryptography and delivers multi-factor authentication for websites, enterprise and mobile applications, using HTML5 web apps, meaning no browser plug-ins or software is required. The M-Pin platform removes the need for username/password combinations, often the target of choice for hackers, instead giving the user a four digit PIN to enter for access to content and services.

Authentication is performed between the M-Pin Client and the M-Pin Authentication Server using the M-Pin Protocol, a zero knowledge proof construct. The result is that the M-Pin server has just one leakproof cryptographic key, which if compromised or stolen reveals nothing about users in an enterprise or your web application. In addition, M-Pin operates on a principle of distributed trust, whereby the root key generators are split between CertiVoxs servers and those belonging to the client, meaning that any attack would have to compromise both of these systems to have any chance of being successful.

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Keywords: CertiVox, M-Pin, encryption, online fraud, online security, UK
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
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