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Author Bleumer, Gerrit.

Title Electronic postage systems : technology, security, economics / Gerrit Bleumer
Published New York : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in information security ; 26
Advances in information security ; 26
Contents Electronic Postage Systems -- General Architecture of E-Postage Systems -- Cryptography Primer -- General Security Architecture -- Industrial Offline E-Postage Systems -- Industrial Online E-Postage Systems -- Security Risks in E-Postage Systems -- Privacy in E-Postage Systems -- Evaluation, Assurance and Postal Approval -- Outlook
Summary "Electronic Postage Systems: Technology, Security, Economics introduces a taxonomy of electronic postage systems and explains their security risks and countermeasures. The underlying cryptographic mechanisms are introduced and explained, and the industrial-scale electronic postage systems existing worldwide, are sorted out with respect to this taxonomy. The author also discusses privacy and anonymous mail, the state of standardization of electronic postage, and the process of security evaluation and testing of electronic postage systems."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Postal service -- Technological innovations.
Postal service -- Data processing.
Computer security.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006933129
ISBN 9780387446066
0387293132 (hbk.)
9780387293134 (hbk.)