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Protecting the Amorous From the Amoral This Valentine’s Day

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. ZURICH Feb. 3, 2011 Valentine’s Day

Match-making and social networking sites provide a convenient and seemingly safe way to make new friends and partners. Site members often share sensitive personal data about themselves including information about where they live, whether they are a student or in employment. These facts are often supported by images and photographs. Despite the value of this information, member’s access to these sites is often regulated by vulnerable, static passwords, which can be pharmed or phished, making it easy to steal password information from an individual. This enables criminals to pose illegitimately as the member either online or offline, and often for nefarious purposes.

VASCO advises the use of secure and trusted systems such as VASCO’s DIGIPASS® authentication to mitigate against these attacks and prevent fraudsters from accessing personal details. VASCO’s DIGIPASS for Web is a software-based strong authentication solution, and it is ideal for replacing static password-based security with a higher security level. It presents a secure solution for users wishing to log on to a social networking site, or for conducting banking transactions via the internet, accessing online newspapers they subscribe to, or simply carrying out purchases or transactions online. The level of security offered by DIGIPASS for Web far exceeds the security level provided by static password systems, and it is extremely easy to use.

Jan Valcke Valentine’s Day

VASCO Data Security provides a wide range of solutions to secure online transactions. Whether it is for executing online bill payments with a bank or doing business online, VASCO provides tailored solutions to protect financial transactions online. For retail online, DIGIPASS® for Web provides a suitable answer to protect online shoppers from fraudulent intensions such as phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks.


VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as a global software company for Internet security serving a customer base of over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries, including more than 1,500 international financial institutions. VASCO’s prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.

Forward Looking Statements:

December 31, 2009

This document may contain trademarks of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including VASCO, the VASCO "V" design, DIGIPASS, VACMAN, aXsGUARD and IDENTIKEY

For more information contact:
Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, [email protected]

SOURCE VASCO Data Security International, Inc.

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