Protect Your Online Transactions With OneKey!

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OneKey is a two-factor authentication device that will enhance your security when you perform online transactions such as online banking, online securities trading, online viewing of insurance details, etc.

You can now register online for your FREE* OneKey here.  Click on “Register for OneKey”.   The device will be sent to your house within three to five working days.  You need to activate the device and link it to a Service Provider.  If you do not have a participating Service Provider, you can hold on to your device and link it when your Service Provider (s) join the National Authentication Framework (NAF).  Check out the current list of Service Providers here.  Get your OneKey to protect your online transactions now!

*Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

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Yahoo needs to explain hacking incident

In my previous incarnation as a healthcare PR consultant (currently I still have one foot in it), I was sensitive to accusations of cover-ups and exorbitant drug claims on my clients’ behalf.  Accountability was a big issue and Big Pharma continues to suffer from its perceived lack of accountability.  Having dipped my toes in IT since 2011, I’m surprised by the industry’s relative lack of accountability with regard to hacking incidents.  Fair enough, hacking is not the equivalent of making a misleading – and therefore potentially fatal – drug claim, but there are data which show that billions of dollars are lost to identity theft and online fraud each year.  Surely IT companies should be more accountable to their end users?  I was therefore baffled by Yahoo Singapore’s deafening silence on the widespread hacking of local users’ accounts since last Thursday.  Like our New Zealand counterparts, don’t we deserve an explanation too?  I wrote to Straits Times’ Forum Page editor in my search for answers:

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