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Source: linuxinsider.com - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Privacy Biometrics authentication technology should be a promising means to confirm a cardholder's authenticity. With a Linux-based radio frequency (RF) personalizer that reads and writes in memory, the administrator can set various parameters of the smart security controller, such as real-time clock, personal identification number (PIN) option, alarm options and reader delays. Biometric security Relevant Products/Services from Verisign -- Free E-Commerce Start-up Kit with fingerprint matching involves protecting results -- a user's template, fingerprint images, a fingerprint's features, and a user's finger. The simplest design solution for a client considering finger-print matching is to embed all functions and data in tamper-resistant smart cards.



However, smart cards with a fingerprint scanner and high-powered processor for feature extraction and image processing may not be practical because of the cost of distributing the card to each user.

Biometrics authentication technology should be a promising means to confirm a cardholder's authenticity. With a Linux-based radio frequency (RF) personalizer that reads and writes in memory, the administrator can set various parameters of the smart security controller, such as real-time clock, personal identification number (PIN) option, alarm options and reader delays. This protocol can upload card transaction data saved in the reader memory. It can also access key sets and other operational data to the reader.

A biometric Latest News about biometric template is an encrypted hash of the actual biometric itself. You can effectively combine smart cards and biometrics for personal authentication over the open-source network. The combination is a two-step authentication in which you authenticate the smart card based on a public key infrastructure Relevant Products/Services from Sybase ASE Linux Express Edition – FREE (PKI). Cardholder authentication occurs by using the template stored in the smart card based on the biometrics verification. Execution of the verification must occur in the card for security purposes.

The RF smart card and card reader/writer handle payment transactions for public transportation systems. Security features of these contactless cards include encrypted RF transmission, mutual authentication, and security keys. The card has up to 16 separate sectors, which you can configure as purses or for general data storage Relevant Products/Services from IBM eServer xSeries Systems. You typically use the first sector as a directory for the rest of the card, leaving 15 segments available for data or purses. You can store up to 15 different applications on an RF smart card, and when you use unique keys for each sector, applications are separate and secure from one another.

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