Now, a software to identify you even cyber cafes

May 28th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by admin  

By Kamna Mathur
Lucknow, May 28 (ANI): A team of software engineers in Lucknow has developed an innovative computer software called CRIS that can retain the photographs and finger prints of Internet browsers along with other important details which can be traced later for purposes of identification.
With the help of this newly developed software, the profile of the sender of a mischievous e-mail can be identified, tracked and monitored without giving any chance for the offender to escape from the clutches of law.
The software has been developed after a series of cyber crimes were reported.
The credit for developing CRIS or, the Customer Registration and Identification System goes to Gi Biometrics for being a major help for investigating agencies on time.
The technology holds significance in the wake of reports that cyber cafes were used to coordinate the recent serial blasts in Jaipur that left 69 dead and over 200 injured.
“We have developed this software for customer registration. We take fingerprints and live photographs along with this. We consider this live photograph and fingerprint as the main identity through which we do further search. The idea is that the cyber cafe owner should feel secure, the identity of the customer does not change and police would get a timely detail of which person has done the browsing,” said Vajahat Hussain, the Managing Director of the Gi Biometrics in Lucknow.
“There is a separate section for the use of the police in this software. The police can come here, insert the password and check whether certain people have done browsing here or not,” he added.
It costs rupees 1,200 and biometric kit accessory has to be used in the system.
The activation of this software will require any customer visiting the cyber cafe to produce his or her identity card as well as the imprint of one’s thumb mark. Following this, the web-cam would automatically take a customer’s photograph. It will also immediately register in its database the time and the user’s identity using any computer.
The interesting part is that its database cannot be misused or tampered since the fingerprint and photographs converts itself into encrypted form.
All the records would appear only once when the police press the button for a report. It would have a separate section for the police so that the reports could be taken. Moreover, the records cannot be meddled with even if one enters the password.
On the software being activated, even local residents and those using the website and Internet services feel secure.
“This is happening for the first time here and we feel really nice. It’s an easy process and has no complications. You just have to get the registration once. I feel the whole country will be benefited with this. The cafe has a role in all the recent terrorist activities and they were not left with any record thereafter. But through this, it would be recorded as well as the photograph will remain,” said Sanjeev Kumar, a local resident.
Plans are afoot to introduce the same device in hotels as well. (ANI)

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