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USR ID adds tamper alert feature to mobile phone proximity lock app Leash™

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Three-factor authentication technology now sends users a photo when unauthorized computer activity is detected

BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — USR ID Inc. today announced that Leash™, its mobile phone computer proximity lock, now sends a photo alert to a user’s phone if it detects activity on a locked computer when the user is away. This feature, a free upgrade for subscribers, offers an added layer of security to the patented three-factor authentication, making Leash the most secure personal identification proxy in the world.

Using the feature is simple. As always, Leash protects your computer through your mobile phone by locking when you walk away and unlocking as you approach with the phone. With the new Tamper Alert enabled, any unauthorized use of the computer’s keyboard, track pad or mouse will trigger the locked computer’s camera to snap a photo and send a push notification to the user’s mobile phone. The timestamped photo alert can be viewed in the app’s audit trail, which provides users with a running log of the date and time of all login and logout activity on the protected computer.

Leash is the easy, secure way to lock and unlock your computer with the proximity of your mobile phone. With USR ID’s Token app running on your phone and Leash software installed on a computer, your computer is ready to work when you are, unlocking and locking as you come and go with your phone.

“The mobile workforce, small business owners and consumers are discovering that Leash is the conveniently secure solution to ensure their computers are safe in today’s unsecure world,” said founder and CEO Kenneth P. Weiss. “Our philosophy is to continue to improve our products with useful, innovative features, like Tamper Alert, and to bring them to users at an affordable price.”

Leash is available in affordable three, six and 12-month subscription plans for Mac OS and the accompanying USR ID Token mobile app is available for iPhone. An Android token, which is in beta testing, and Leash for Windows, currently in development, will round out the Leash product line.

About USR ID Inc.
USR ID Inc. creates identity authentication solutions based on technology developed by its sister company, Universal Secure Registry, LLC, which holds 14 patents with several more pending dealing with multi-factor mobile identity authentication created by Kenneth P. Weiss. USR’s proprietary enabling technology acts as a proxy for authenticating a user’s identity for a wide variety of purposes, and is available to third parties for licensing or purchase. USR and USR ID are based in Newton, Massachusettshttps://usrid.net/https://universalsecureregistry.net/.

USR ID products are sold, and the trademarks Universal Secure Registry, USR and USR ID are used, under license from Universal Secure Registry LLC. Leash is a trademark of USR ID Inc.

Mac® is trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. RSA® and SecurId® are registered trademarks of RSA Security LLC.

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USR ID Inc. Launches Leash, the Most Secure Way to Lock and Unlock Your Computer with Your Phone

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USR ID Inc. Launches Leash, the Most Secure Way to Lock and Unlock Your Computer with Your Phone

Convenient three-factor authentication technology eliminates the hassle of entering passwords

BOSTON – (May 1, 2018) – USR ID Inc. today announced the launch of Leash™, technology that makes it easy to lock and unlock your computer with the proximity of your mobile phone. Now available for Mac® users, Leash protects your computer through your mobile phone by locking when you walk away and unlocking as you approach. In an unsecure world, Leash incorporates patented three-factor authentication, making it the most secure personal identification proxy in the world.

Leash’s simple and secure technology is always on, so your computer is locked and secure when you are away, but ready to work when you are – without the hassle of constantly retyping a password after every time you step away. After downloading the software to your computer and installing the companion USR ID™ Token app on your phone, walk to your computer and when you reach your set proximity, it will unlock before your fingers can reach the keyboard. This makes it effortless for users to secure their computers whenever they are not present.

“Despite growing concerns about the vulnerability of our data, most people are lazy about security and will opt to not protect their computers to avoid the bother of re-typing a password,” said USR ID founder and CEO Kenneth P. Weiss. “Leash is the perfect, affordable solution for anyone who frequently walks away from their computer, such as members of the mobile workforce, small business owners and consumers who desire a conveniently secure solution to lock their computers when they are not nearby.”

The three factors required for authentication are a secret, a physical token, and a biometric. Only when the three factors are met will the mobile device allow access to the client computer. No secrets such as passwords are stored in your mobile phone, are never transmitted and therefore cannot be compromised.

The unique patented identity authentication solutions used by Leash were developed by and are used under license from Universal Secure Registry LLC. Weiss, who is also founder and CEO of Universal Secure Registry, pioneered the field of user-friendly multi-factor methods to remotely authenticate personal identity for mission-critical, high-value computer systems and networks. He invented the SecurID® token and founded and was CEO of the company that is now Dell Inc.’s RSA security division.

In addition to proximity lock and unlock, Leash features more than a dozen user-defined settings, including an audit trail, automatic background re-authentication, and remote lock and unlock of the protected computer from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Download the Leash software for your computer from USRID.net and the companion USR ID Token app from the Apple App Store. Subscriptions start at 99 cents a month and USR ID is offering first-time users one free month.

About USR ID Inc.

USR ID Inc. creates identity authentication solutions based on technology developed by its sister company, Universal Secure Registry, LLC, which holds 14 patents with several more pending dealing with multi-factor mobile identity authentication created by Kenneth P. Weiss. USR’s proprietary enabling technology acts as a proxy for authenticating a user’s identity for a wide variety of purposes and is available to third parties for licensing or purchase. USR and USR ID are based in Newton, Massachusetts. https://usrid.net/.  https://universalsecureregistry.net/.

USR ID products are sold, and the trademarks USR and USR ID are used, under license from Universal Secure Registry LLC. Leash is a trademark of USR ID.

Mac® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.  RSA® and SecurId® are registered trademarks of RSA Security LLC.

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