Biometric Smart Card Reader

Device driver details
Category: Other
Manufacturer: Tx Systems, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 102.20 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Latest Version / Release Date: v1.16.00.01 / 09/20/2005
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Windows device driver information for Biometric Smart Card Reader

The implementation of a Biometric Smart Card Reader is seen by many computer and security experts as a deployment of an additional security layer that is based on the merging of two technologies. This type of hardware component supported by a corresponding device driver allows for the protection of the biometric data which delivers the utmost privacy for sensitive information. In most cases the fingerprint of the computer user provides the ideal credential verification process to implement smart card protection. The integration of a biometric sensor into a smart card reader device allows for a convenient method of securing information that is stored in another hardware component that is deployed for security measures. The level of security is enhanced by the Biometric Smart Card Reader and its associated device driver because of the proximity of the biometric sensor to the actual smart card system.

Normally during the implementation process for this type of technology three authentication processes are put in place. The factors include something you have, something you know, and the biometric scanning device. When taking into consideration these three factors the something you have actually references the physical smart card in possession of the authorized user. The something you know can be the security code that is required to unlock the information. The Biometric Smart Card Reader implements the third factor which in this case is something you are. Basically no two individuals have the same fingerprint and as such is unique to everyone. By implementing the fingerprint scanning mechanism the authentication process becomes more complicated and better secured. Because of the portability of smart cards they are ideal storage devices for individuals who are constantly mobile. By implementing a digital signature of the user's fingerprint, the contents of the smart card is secured along with the credentials of the user. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Biometric Smart Card Reader errors before installing any driver updates.

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