AllLinuxDevices: PlayApp Offers Free Open-Source Alternative to Microsoft's Passport
Jul 31, 2001, 23:45 (14 Talkback[s])
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"PlayApp, LLC, Internet distributor of protected
PlayApps, in the form of digital books, music, videos, business
apps, and streaming channels, announced today that they are
offering their PlayApp Key technology as a free open-source
alternative to Microsoft's Passport.
PlayApp Keys, which are key-chain sized portable USB devices
consumers can purchase from PlayApp.com for $44 each, give
consumers complete control over many of their security needs.
PlayApp Keys, when used with the free PlayApp Player program,
allows consumers to instantly log-on to websites. Other uses
include generating codes for encrypting/decrypting files and
generating/using PGP passphrases for secure email/real-time
...Each PlayApp Key is pre-programmed with random algorithms, so
no two are alike. Because PlayApp Keys generate random alphanumeric
codes, they are future-proof and can be easily used with any
application requiring randomly generated security codes. PlayApp
Keys are small USB plug & play devices that can be carried
around on a key chain and taken anywhere the consumer goes and uses
a computer, at home, work, or on the road."