FIREWALL AND INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEMSLifepassport uses the Internet as a channel to offer its service and all its connections are protected by the most advanced firewalling for intrusion detection and protection from viruses and malicious software.
Firewall is a useful defense system to protect your computer from hackers. Through access control, Firewalls allow connection between two or more networks in a secure manner. The so-called "personal firewall" are programs installed on private computers that filter only the information coming in and out from that specific computer.
Cryptography and certification
In addition to the confidentiality of the identification codes, security is ensured in Lifepassport by a cryptography system. Cryptographing the data means altering it on an ad-hoc basis, making it readable and usable only to those who have the translation keys (the so-called "Decoding"). Cryptography prevents access to the health database and ensures that entered data cannot be seen by any other users.
Cryptography is applied in web pages where personal and health data is requested or financial transactions are carried out.
Lifepassport uses SSL Extended Validation technology: this ensures an easy and reliable way to establish the credentials of the operators online. In fact, only SSL Extended Validation (EV) Certificates generated in supported browsers (Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Safari 3.2, Opera 9.5 and Google Chrome) display the name of the company that owns the SSL Certificate and the certification authority issued to them in the address bar which turns green.
The Intrusion Detection System
The Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a device used to identify unauthorised access to computers or computer networks.