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MADE IN IBM LABS: IBM Research Unveils "Security-on-a-Stick" to Protect Consumers and Banks From Sophisticated Hacker Attacks

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    MADE IN IBM LABS: IBM Research Unveils "Security-on-a-Stick" to Protect Consumers and Banks From Sophisticated Hacker Attacks

    Date added: 29 Oct 2008

    The "security-on-a-stick" solution — a handy USB-sized device with a display, a smart card reader and buttons — protects a user's e-banking transactions from even the most malicious attacks. With the new device, developed by an expert team at IBM's Zurich Research Lab, a user sees exactly what transaction data the banking server receives. Moreover, he or she can approve or cancel each transaction directly with the banking server using the buttons on the device.