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Author Chow, S. ♦ Serinken, N. ♦ Shlien, S.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1993
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Data security ♦ Identification of persons
Abstract A novel technique for protecting identification documents (ID) against forgery and tampering is described. A security seal is printed beside the photograph on the face of the ID card. The security seal has the dimensions of a postage stamp and contains encrypted information derived from the photograph as well as alphanumeric information normally found on an ID card. It is used to verify the legitimacy of the ID card. The verification station consists of a scanner interfaced to a personal computer. During the verification process, the card is placed on the scanner, which transfers a digital representation of the card image to the computer. The information within the security seal is extracted and decoded using the public portion of the asymmetrical key and is then compared with the information derived from the face of the card including the photograph. A forgery is declared if the comparison fails. A fully functional prototype has been built and evaluated for variation of the hardware.
Description Author affiliation: Communications Res. Centre, Ottawa, Ont., Canada (Chow, S.)
ISBN 0780314794
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-10-13
Publisher Place Canada
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 427.64 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 11
Ending Page 14

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library