Passwords can be phished, and carrying an extra key fob security device for accessing sensitive sites can be inconvenient. So Intel is putting authentication technology into its chips that will allow Web sites to verify that it's your PC logging into your online account and not an imposter or thief.
Here's how it works. When you visit a Web site that offers this two-factor authentication service you will be asked if you want to use the Identity Protection Technology. If you opt in, you log in with username and password a unique number is assigned to that PC so the site will know it is associated with your account. Thereafter, when you visit that site and type in your username and password an algorithm running on the chipset generates a six-digit code that changes every 30 seconds from the embedded processor that is then validated by the site.
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