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Digital Signatures May Quicken Pace of E-Business  06 July 2000 
Source: SF Gate - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The law that President Clinton signed last week allowing businesses and consumers to seal a wide variety of legally binding arrangements with electronic rather than handwritten signatures raised the speed limit on e-business development, analysts say.. . .
 
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange  06 July 2000 
Source: Security Portal - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A colleague recently asked if I could help him understand the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol... without digging through the math. My answer was "Yes I can, but not easily." Doing so requires a few diagrams because, in this particular case, a . . .
 
E-Signatures: Ties That Bind  05 July 2000 
Source: PlanetIT - Posted by Jen Olson   
With a few strokes of the presidential pen -- and the symbolic use of a smart card -- electronic signatures have gained the same legal status as those written in ink on paper. . . .
 
Approved, But Workable?  04 July 2000 
Source: ABC News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
President Clinton used both a smart card and an old-fashioned pen today to give digital signatures the force of law. By signing the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the president made it possible for Americans to sign some . . .
 
PGP patch prevents remote server crash  04 July 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Jen Olson   
A recent report by the Underground Security Systems Research group identifies a weakness in the PGP Certificate Server code that can allow a malicious user to crash the authentication server. Network Associates has released a patch that prevents this particular vulnerability. . . .
 
Time May Be Right For Biometrics  30 June 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The world of James Bond may be inching toward reality. A new generation of biometric devices -- gadgets that identify you by scanning your face, fingerprint, or voice, have a distinctly futuristic look and feel, but have yet to make much . . .
 
Certificate Revocation: When Not To Trust  29 June 2000 
Source: Network Computing - Posted by Jen Olson   
Installing and managing a PKI (public key infrastructure) have far-reaching implications in an enterprise. A PKI by itself offers no value until it is paired with applications and services designed to leverage its functionality. Briefly, a PKI needs to issue digital . . .
 
E-Commerce Solutions: Template-Driven Pages  28 June 2000 
Source: Apache Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This article "looks at a template-driven site that uses Server Side Includes (SSI) to build up the pages. Understanding the basics of SSI will help us to understand how to use and employ templates in just but about solution." We'll use . . .
 
Business Case: Secure Electronic Payments in the Internet Era  25 June 2000 
Source: Network Magazine - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Is your paycheck automatically deposited into your account by your employer? Do you pay any bills by automated debit? If so, you are a regular user of one of the most important and least-known networks in the world, the Automated Clearing . . .
 
Canadian encryption experts to guard secret U.S. data  21 June 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Canada's Kasten Chase has been given the exclusive go-ahead by the U.S. National Security Agency to safeguard top-secret government data, which could make the recent theft of computer hard drives laden with nuclear secrets from . . .
 
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