News from the gadget department: just got my PayPal/eBay Security token. It is a nice little device just the right size for a keychain. The token is made by Verisign and can be used to protect your PayPal and eBay accounts. Once activated, you have to log in to these accounts using the number displayed on the token. Every number is valid for 30 seconds. The idea is that you can only log in to your account when in physical possession of the piece of hardware.
You can order the token worldwide for around 5 Euros here.The device itself is a Vasco Digipass Go 3, which can also be ordered from Verisign directly (which costs $30). Verisign announces the Go 3 OTP device as a device usable with Verisign's OpenID
service. So, I was giving it a try and registered my token at Verisign's OpenID site
When registered with the service, you can use the PayPal token to log in into all OpenID enabled sites like Sourceforge or use it for your own applications. The access to the Quendor.org adminstration interface is now accessible thru OpenID authentication and I can use my keychain token to log in. Nice.