ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, May 10, 2007) - Another new security feature has been added to myPay to protect customers' data on the pay account system.

As part of its ongoing effort to strengthen password and account security, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service has implemented the "virtual keyboard" to assist in protecting against such malicious software as spyware, trojans and keylogging.

The virtual keyboard will be available mid-May. Each time a user arrives at myPay to log on, the virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. The user will type in his or her Login ID, then "press" the keys on the screen by clicking on them with a mouse to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) instead of typing the actual keys. The virtual keyboard is for the user's PIN only.

To enhance security, the keyboard layout changes or keys are displayed randomly every time the page is refreshed.

"This is a significant move toward adding yet another layer of security to our myPay system," said Pat Shine, DFAS director of operations. "We want to reassure our customers that we are proactively working to secure their pay account information."

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