Secure Identity Management and Mobile Payments Using Hand-Held Devices JOKA KUOPIO 2009

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Executive Summary

Identity proofs play an important role in the lives. They are performed both in face-to-face situations and remotely via computer networks. With the recent switch to new electronic identity paper such as biometric passports and chip-based identity cards, an increasing proportion of identity proofs takes place in the electronic realm. However, the security of new electronic documents is primarily focused on counterfeit protection, whereas privacy issues have been addressed only marginally. At the same time, when documents are read by electronic means, a lot of information is not only revealed but also can be copied, stored and processed without the consent. In this paper, one present a technology for performing identity proofs using one's own hand-held device.

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