Fraud fighters

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New technology can significantly protect against forged documents such as checks, certificates or passports.  Among the many methods available are the use of special inks and toner adhesives which prevent documents from being changed, copy protection systems, watermarks or microprinting. 

Other approaches include Laser Surface Authentication and embedding contactless technology (RFID) in documents. Two HID Global companies employ different technologies to manufacture the chip module plus antenna for use in e-documents.  The chips include traditional passport information, but they can also include information such as fingerprints.

Starting June 2009, the EU will make fingerprints in passports mandatory, and it will be necessary to use more secure Extended Access Control protocols, with authentication and encryption comparable to legally binding electronic signatures.

Read the entire article at ASSA ABLOY Future Lab