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Secure Authentication with Biometrics


David Corcoran David Sims Bob Hillhouse Issue #59, March 1999 The cool way to make secure transactions. For centuries, security was synonymous with secrecy. The shared secret—conducting business between two parties who each knew the code—was a worldwide approach. Even in this age of electronics and supercomputers, passwords and PINs are shared between you and the computer or ATM machine ...

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Muscle Flexes Smart Cards into Linux

David Corcoran Issue #52, August 1998 The newest kind of card for your pocketbook offers better security for the information it holds. Credit card companies successfully marketed the silver card, the gold card and the platinum card. Precious metals represent wealth, and we were supposed to associate that notion with something less tangible—card security. In today’s society, better security for ...

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