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Masabi and GrIDsure develop secure ID system using mobile phones
[October 19, 2007]

Masabi and GrIDsure develop secure ID system using mobile phones

(Telecomworldwire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge)
A new secure ID system has been developed using mobile phones by
Masabi, a secure mobile applications company, and GrIDsure, the
inventor of grid ID authentication technology.

The companies said by using Masabi's EncryptME certified Java security
application for mobile phones, which features 1024bit RSA encryption
and GrIDsure's ID technology, mobile phones can act as discrete,
secure, one-time password tokens, or provide networked two-channel
transaction authentication for high levels of security.

Users remember a pattern of squares on a grid, rather than a PIN, for
the GrIDsure ID technology and are shown a new number grid for each
log-in or transaction, using different numbers each time.

The solution prompts the user to enter a code at an entry terminal,
such as a website, PC or ATM, with a GrIDsure number grid displayed,
time-synched to the authentication server, giving a one-time code to
enter into the terminal. The mobile application will, for financial
transactions, be securely sent details of the payment confirming the
transaction, intended to prevent 'man in the middle' or phishing

The combined solution is expected to be commercially deployed late this
year, with support for most mobile phones and BlackBerry and Symbian
smart devices.

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