authentication


[HT Bruce Schneier] Here’s an excellent article on the use of biometrics in security system. Here are some highlights. Intro Authentication of a person is usually based on one of three things: something the person knows, such as a password; something physical the person possesses, like an actual key or […]

The Economist on Biometrics


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Most websites employ a simple authentication mechanism generally consisting of a username and a password. While this method is certainly acceptable and secure for most applications, I want to take a minute to explore a more complex and, if employed correctly, more secure method of authenticating a user to a […]

Secure client authentication with php-cert-auth