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    How the hell does Vasco work?

    Hello all.

    We've just moved to a different payroll system and I've no idea how the security works.

    The users log into a website using a one use time limited code.

    Basically the Finance manager has this Dongle thing which is attached to nothing. No other hardware in school related to it, doesn't connect to a PC or anything.
    He presses a button and a code is generated.
    He must use this code within 30 seconds or else it becomes redundant and he must press the button again to generate another.
    He types code into the software on his PC and it lets him on.

    How does their system know what his code is?

    www.vasco.com

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    Re: How the hell does Vasco work?

    It could be some algorithm based on the time and/or date that then has another user-centric algorithm applied to it. That way it's all hard-coded onto the device.

    Natwest have a similar thing for their online banking.

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    Re: How the hell does Vasco work?

    A bit like this I suspect. We used it (or similar) for a while (not privy to why we stopped).

    EDIT:- Whoops! Link added!

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