Electronic Postage Systems

Electronic Postage Systems

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This book offers the first comprehensive overview of contemporary systems for secure electronic/digital postage. It 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.Cycle of Electronic Postage 26 Figure 12. Communication Network of an E- Postage Minting System 28 Figure 13. Schematic Diagram of a Postage Meter 53 Figure 14. Schematic Diagram of a Postal Security Device 54 Figure 15. High Levelanbsp;...

Title:Electronic Postage Systems
Author:Gerrit Bleumer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-11-25


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