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Atmel, Guard ID fight online identity fraud

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:online identity fraud? secure MCU? secure USB?

Atmel Corp. and Guard ID Systems Inc. are collaborating to bring to market products that efficiently protect consumers against online identity theft and fraud. Guard ID Systems is using the Atmel AT98SC secure MCU in its ID Vault online security product.

People all over the globe are banking and shopping online in record numbers. This trend has spawned a new breed of cyber criminals who use increasingly more sophisticated techniques aimed at stealing online identities in order to steal money from consumers' bank accounts, credit cards and investment accounts.

ID Vault protects consumers against online identity theft and fraud as they conduct financial transactions online. ID Vault encrypts and stores account usernames and passwords on a smart card microchip inside a tamper-proof USB device and leverages Atmel's AT98SC032CT-USB secure USB turnkey solution.

"With the Atmel smart card chip at the core of ID Vault, our customers can be confident that they are using the most hardened protection available against online identity theft and fraud," said Greg Marek, VP of marketing at Guard ID.

"Our AT98SC turnkey security solutions offer an easy path to deliver security wherever it makes sense," stated Olivier Debelleix, Security Modules Marketing Manager at Atmel. "We are proud that Guard ID Systems has selected to use our AT98SC032CT-USB in ID Vault, and we believe consumers will greatly benefit from our companies' combined expertise in delivering secure microcontrollers and easy-to-use online security products."





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