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Father of RSA tech has new way to secure your computer — using your smartphone

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February 24, 2014 – Boston Business Journal (bizjournals.com – techflash)
Ken Weiss founded the company now known as RSA and invented its signature security product, the widely used authentication token SecurID, more than two decades ago. But that was long before the emergence of the smartphone — a device that could make authenticating yourself radically more secure and convenient, Weiss said in an interview.

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The Quest For a ‘friction-less’ Authentication System

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January 24, 2014 – Secure ID News by Zach Martin
Kenneth Weiss, developer of the token-based authentication technology that became RSA’s SecurID, is working on a smart phone app that would enable users up to three-factor authentication to a laptop or PC – with no additional hardware. “You’re protecting your device with something you already have,” says Weiss, now founder and CEO at Universal Secure Registry.

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The Morning Download: Innovators Respond to Cybersecurity Threats

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December 17, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal By Michael Hickins, Editor
New innovations are coming to market in response to escalating cyberattacks from a range of criminal gangs, political groups and even nations. Kenneth P. Weiss, the entrepreneur who invented the computer password fobs that millions of people carry with them daily, tells CIO Journal that he has received a patent on a next-generation cybersecurity system.

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Universal Secure Registry Issued Game-­Changing Identity Authentication Patent

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Boston, Mass. – December 17, 2013 – Universal Secure Registry™, LLC (USR), an identity authentication company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8,613,052 covering breakthrough technology allowing individuals to conveniently and securely authenticate their identity via their smartphone. The proprietary technology is part of a family of recently-issued patents that represent a revolutionary way for individuals to conveniently authenticate their identity remotely, wirelessly, continuously, and with greater security than any other available solution.

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Leather Bound

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September 2011 – Smart Money: The Wall Street Journal Magazine by Charles Passy
A surprising number of Americans are lugging around wallets fatter than their family pets. Here’s why those hefty billfolds can drag you down–and what to do about it.

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Is 4 Better Than 3? Making Mobile Payments

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August, 31, 2011 – Biometrics Security News and Information by Ravindra Das
As we continue to break away from the traditional brick and mortar ways of shopping, and continue with the trend of online shopping most notably from our Smartphone, the fears of making sure our payments and private/confidential information are secure and are accurately received by the vendor or retailer with whom are making the purchase from becomes even greater.

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Universal Secure Registry Issued Key Electronic Wallet Patent

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August 24, 2011 – Reuters Online
Universal Secure Registry(TM) LLC (USR), an enabling mobile payment security technology and identity authentication company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark office issued the company patent US 8,001,055 B2 on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, covering key aspects of USR’s proprietary technology for secure financial transactions.

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Mobile wallets need security to stop hackers

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July 4, 2011 – The Boston Globe by Scott Kirsner
Kenneth Weiss believes two things:
1. Our mobile phones will soon do the job of all of those rectangular pieces of plastic that crowd our wallets, whether Charlie Cards or AmEx cards.
2. Securing our phones, and protecting the wireless transactions they engage in, will require a high grade of authentication…

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INTERVIEW: Hold the Google phone! Is NFC actually secure?

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June 30, 2011 – Global Security Pipeline by Hollie Slade

Investors are falling over themselves to invest in mobile payments. …

However, a pertinent question remains. Is the technology actually secure? Kenneth Weiss, inventor of the SecurID tokens, whose technology is relied upon by more than 100 million people, Fortune 500 companies, as well as corporations, consumers, governments, and banks in more than 30 countries, told Global Security pipeline in an exclusive interview that he doesn’t think so.

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Inventor of SecurID token has new authentication system: Kenneth Weiss says technology designed for mobile phones, payments and the cloud

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June 29, 2011 – Network World by Ellen Messmer
The inventor of the two-factor authentication SecurID token says the latest technology he’s come up with is better because it can be used with a voiceprint biometric, plus it can be deployed for purposes of secure authentication in mobile phones, payments and cloud computing.

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SecurID Inventor Launches Mobile Payment Technology Offering

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June 27, 2011 – Security Week by Mike Lennon
Universal Secure Registry LLC (USR), a mobile payment security technology and identity authentication company founded by Kenneth Weiss, the inventor of the technology behind the SecurID tokens now owned by RSA, today announced licensing availability of its patented electronic wallet technology to third parties including credit card companies, wireless carriers, banks, retailers and others.

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Universal Secure Registry Offers Mobile Payment Security to Third Parties: Enabling Technology for Electronic Wallet Is Fast, Convenient, Secure

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June 27, 2011 – Yahoo! Finance
Universal Secure Registry™ LLC (USR), an enabling mobile payment security technology and identity authentication company, today announced the availability of its USR electronic wallet patented technology to third parties including credit card companies, wireless carriers, banks, retailers and others for licensing.

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Can Kenneth Weiss, founder of Security Dynamics, become a key player in mobile payments?

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June 27, 2011 – Boston.com by Scott Kirsner
Kenneth Weiss believes two things:
1. Our mobile phones will soon do the job of all of those rectangular pieces of plastic that crowd our wallets, whether Charlie Cards or AmEx cards.
2. Securing our phones, and protecting the wireless transactions they engage in, will require a high grade of authentication…

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