Double Authenticated Logins a smart move by AOL

In a move that will prove popular to those worried about identity theft or simply keeping their accounts secure AOL has introduced a dual authentication login.

“Subscribers get a matchbook-size device from RSA Security Inc. displaying a six-digit code that changes every minute. The code is necessary to log on, so a scammer who guesses or steals a password cannot access the account without the device in hand.”

I have seen these things in action before and wish my bank and some of the services I access on the net had the added security feature. I would happily pay the monthly surcharge. []

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.