We interrupt your iPhone fun for a brief message.

All iPhone play and no security can make the pocket computer a dangerous toy.

VeriSign, a provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced today it is releasing a security app for the device.

Its VIP Access for Mobile application, which is free to consumers through Apple’s online App Store, installs a one-time-password credential on the phone. It can be used along with a username and password to increase security of online accounts.

The authentication service can be used at dozens of Web sites, including eBay, PayPal and AOL, which pay a fee of $3 to $10 per account, according to a VeriSign spokeswoman.

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