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

A. M. Al-Khouri1 and J. Bal1
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Journal of Computer Science
Volume 3 No. 6, 2007, 361-367

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2007.361.367

Submitted On: 23 April 2007 Published On: 30 June 2007

How to Cite: Al-Khouri, A. M. & Bal, J. (2007). Digital Identities and the Promise of the Technology Trio: PKI, Smart Cards, and Biometrics . Journal of Computer Science, 3(6), 361-367. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2007.361.367

Abstract

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.

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Keywords

  • identity theft
  • e-government
  • G2C
  • online authentication
  • biometrics
  • smart cards
  • public key infrastructure