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RSA Security Inc. on Tuesday announced a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to develop a version of its SecurID token for the Windows operating system. Revealed at the RSA Conference here, the system will provide an additional layer of security for Windows customers.

Under the new plan, users will only be asked to remember a single PIN (personal identification number) when the SecurID system for Windows rolls out in the third quarter of 2004.

A rotating password will be supplied by the RSA tokens, a keychain device with a small LED screen, which will add an additional layer of cryptographic complexity to the login process. RSA, based in Bedford, Mass., will make the SecurID capability free to its existing customers, executives said…

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