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NTUC adopts OneKey security token to tighten access to its portal

Published on Apr 2, 2014 10:42 AM
With OneKey, NTUC removes the hassle of having to create and remember a complex password without compromising on securing access to its portal. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

NTUC members can now use a security token to access the union's website to manage their accounts.

The National Trades Union Congress' (NTUC) is the latest organisation to use the security token called OneKey, and possibly the first organisation here to get rid of static passwords at log-in. The change will only benefit the 600,000 Singaporean and permanent resident NTUC members.

The government-backed device, which looks like a credit card, provides a one-time password (OTP) which is randomly generated. The OTP will be used in addition to the usual username in a process called two-factor authentication. Users do not need to remember any passwords anymore as the OTP has replaced static passwords.

The process is designed to counter the threat from increasingly sophisticated hacker scams that steal passwords and money.

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