Verizon is providing QR code logins as part of its Universal Identity Services portfolio to improve online security and do away with the reliance on user names and passwords.
Data breaches commonly involve lost or stolen user names and passwords, the number-one way computer systems are compromised. Consumers can enroll for the Universal ID directly from participating Web pages. After registering, users can download to their smartphone a mobile app that can scan the QR code on a login page. Once a user’s identity is confirmed, the individual is considered authenticated to the Web site. Should additional security be required, the QR code can be used in combination with a PIN number or password.
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