Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps

Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps

After going through a 360 process at least three times while trying to use PayPal to pay for Christmas movie tickets in Fandango ... I gave up and started trying to find a solution using Google. Read on to see how to enable PayPal payments on Fandango, if you're having problems. 1. Log in to PayPal on your computer With the new interface, click the cog in the upper right and navigate to settings. 2. Go to security settings Go to security settings, then select edit your security key. 3. Deactivate your mobile phone And any other security keys you might have enabled. 4. Log in to PayPal on your device You should be able to use your normal email/password combo. 5. Quit the application, then re-open Shaking up the electrons, so to speak. 6. Create a PIN using the mobile app It is possible that had I stopped here…continue reading →

Digital Identity Guilty By Association, The Worst Type of “Justification”

The White House made a big statement about (digital) identity theft on Friday, with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announcing a public-private sector effort,  National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). "The administration hopes to see a robust trusted ID market in the U.S. in three to five years," according to PC World.
The trusted ID technologies described in NSTIC would allow online users to dump passwords in favor of credentials that can be used on multiple websites. The Obama administration hopes that multiple trusted ID technologies will emerge, officials said.
In order to justify this initiative, the Commerce Department presented faulty "logic" which was regurgitated by PC World: …continue reading →