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."
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
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