LogMeOnce recently announced a new PasswordLess PhotoLogin feature, this feature makes it easy for users to login to their account by taking a photo of on the computer that is then sent to their trusted mobile device to approve. Meaning that you have two-factor authentication here without actually needing to use a one-time code or PIN. Now, the company is announcing Visual One-Time Password authentication. This is designed for all those users out there that are looking for the benefits of PhotoLogin from LogMeOnce, and don't have a working webcam, or simply don't want to snap a photo of themselves (seeing as the photo does go through the internet). This feature here will generate a unique OTP code, similar to other two-factor authentication methods that are available.
There is a one-time, independently generated 6-digit number that will appear when using self-authentication for the first time. It will appear on both the PC and your trusted mobile device that is connected to your account. This way the user can compare both of the codes to each other and be sure that they are indeed identical. The user will have 60 seconds to either accept or reject the login attempt from their mobile device. If there is no action taken after the allotted 60 seconds, the code will be trashed and a new OTP code will be generated if the process is tried again. It's a pretty fresh take on the two-factor authentication method that many services use these days, but many users don't want to be bothered with. It's a quick and easy way to protect your account, and make sure that you're not at risk of being hacked.
LogMeOnce CEO, Kevin Shahbazi stated in a prepared statement that "the visual OTP pin code is perfect for anyone who doesn't have a webcam and wants to forego using a traditional password in favor of overall improved security and a reduced risk of being hacked." Visual OTP is available for LogMeOnce via browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari for both Windows and Mac. As well as the iOS and Android platforms.