ING Direct Fights Keystroke Loggers

ING Direct USA is doing its best to thwart keystroke logging software by using a web-based numeric keypad.

Since a secure connection won’t protect you if a keystroke logger has been installed on your computer, ING Direct is using the keypad to keep you from having to enter your numbers from your keyboard. This will keep you typing in your account number and password and hopefully, keeping it from being tracked by thieves.

If your bank isn’t using a strategy like this you should request it – it’s a great idea!

Here’s what it looks like:

ING Direct PIN Input

See it in action on the live ING Direct web site

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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