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authenticate

(1) To verify (guarantee) the identity of a person or company. To ensure that the individual or organization is really who it says it is. See authentication, digital certificate and CAPTCHA.

(2) To verify (guarantee) that data has not been altered. See message integrity and data integrity.
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Users simply approach the computer equipped with a standard web camera, and FastAccess biometrically authenticates them and logs them on.
Biometric methods authenticate who has access to specific records and verify identities of both parties during the transaction.
They are mythical explanations, yet they serve to authenticate the lives of the men who died and became the Ghosts (just as Boy Willie seeks authentication through ownership of Sutter's land), and they serve to authenticate the sacredness of the piano itself - it was important enough for black men to die for, and it was important enough for white men to kill for.
The Card Scanning offerings will enable a wider range of businesses who rely on driver licenses to take advantage of digital watermarking to verify age and authenticate driver licenses in markets ranging from retail operations and nightclubs to auto dealerships and insurance.
LAS VEGAS -- BAI Conference - Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC) today announced a program designed to reduce identity fraud at retail bank branches by using Hypercom's highly regarded point-of-service terminals and PIN entry devices to authenticate customers by using PIN numbers, biometric signature verification or both.
Prior to utilizing CRYPTOCard's RB-1 pinpad token to authenticate themselves by phone the maintenance staff had to travel to the clearance station and manually sign the Master Control document that lists all the isolated equipment to confirm that all machinery had been correctly shut down.
People can now reliably and conveniently secure and authenticate their electronic documents the same way they protect their paper documents -- with their signature.
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