Journal of Computer Science

Digital Identities and the Promise of the Technology Trio: PKI, Smart Cards, and Biometrics

A. M. Al-Khouri and J. Bal

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2007.361.367

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 3, Issue 6

Pages 361-367


This article looks at one of the evolving crimes of the digital age; identity theft. It argues and explains that if three key technologies were implemented together namely biometrics, smart cards, and PKI, then they can deliver a robust and trusted identification and authentication infrastructure. The article concludes that such infrastructure may provide the foundation for e-government and e-commerce initiatives as it addresses the need for strong user authentication of virtual identities.


© 2007 A. M. Al-Khouri and J. Bal. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.