What is virtual keypad login?

Virtual keypad is a technology used by PSMail for subscribers who need to access their account from a public place or using a public computer. Many such situations, such as at an Internet cafe’ or airport, expose you to keystroke loggers and software password sniffers that can collect your password as you type it, thus compromising your secure email account.

PSMail’s solution is to provide you with a virtual keypad to log into your PSMail account. If you are in a public place and unsure of the security of the network, the virtual keypad allows you to enter your password on the screen, rather than by typing on your keyboard, and thereby bypasses any program that is monitoring your keystrokes for passwords.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Go to your login screen. It should look something like this:

Step 2: Instead of entering your username and password as you typically would, click Using Public Computer?. You will now see a new login screen that looks like this:

Step 3: Enter your PSMail Email Address as you typically would (ex. username@psmail.net). When you click on the Password field, however, you will see the following screen:

Step 4: Type in your password by clicking on the virtual keypad. This will successfully log you into your account, while keeping your password hidden from prying eyes.

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