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Armywide News

DFAS adds new security measure to 
'myPay'

      ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service)  -- 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 strength-en 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.


"This is a significant move toward adding yet another layer of security to our myPay system."

Pat Shine,
DFAS Director of Operations

      The virtual keyboard is available now. 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."

      To access myPay, go to the Web site https://mypay.dfas.mil.

(Submitted by Defense Finance and Accounting Service.)

 

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