Michael Santo of RealTechNews writes:
Many countries are considering national ID cards, including the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Additionally, the U.K. government has been under a lot of pressure to combat online fraud after last yearís revelation that its Tax Credits website was hit to the tune of 30 million pounds of fraudulent claims. In light of this, itís been proposed that a PIN or password be added to the proposed UK national ID card to use for online authentication.
Well, with tongue firmly planted in-cheek (I think), Patrick Cooper, the head of applications and data services in the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry, has an idea he says would be cheaper to implement Ö and knowing how iPod-crazy the world is, it would probably meet with a lot less resistance.
Actually, he wasnít limiting it to iPods. Cooper indicated that cell phones or iPods with digital certificates would work.
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