Apparently the internets are overrun with evil hackers scheming to steal your money, identity and, quite possibly, your soul.
Enter GuardID Systems, which is hawking a USB device that promises to safely shield online usernames and passwords--with another password.
When you want to access a bank or credit card site, you plug the $50 ID Vault into a PC, which holds your security information for accessing those sites. But a separate PIN is required to access the data on the USB smart card. In security-ese, this is called two-factor authentication.
The company says it also maintains a database of thousands of online financial sites, so you can know which ones are legit and which ones are trying to bankrupt you and/or steal your identity or even your house.
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