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1. (WO1999054851) ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE AUTHENTICATION OF A USER OF SAID DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/054851    International Application No.:    PCT/DE1998/002457
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 1999 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 22 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: G06F 21/20
G07C 9/00
G07F 7/10
H04M 1/66
H04M 1/67
H04W 88/02
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
KARMANN, Klaus-Peter
Inventors: KARMANN, Klaus-Peter
Title: ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE AUTHENTICATION OF A USER OF SAID DEVICE
Abstract:
The inventive device comprises sensors (SE) for detecting biometric characteristics BM (e.g. finger pints) and an input device for inputting authentication data AUTINF (e.g. PIN). A data processing device (DE) of the inventive device determines authentication information FPAUTINF from the biometric characteristics BM. Said information is tested by the same testing device PE which tests the authentication information AUTINF to be input via the input device EE. As a result, the device EG can be used by different users and in the same manner as devices without sensors for biometric characteristics. The authentication rules (e.g. for mobile telephones and SIM cards) do not have to be changed in order to permit an authentication using biometric characteristics.