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Australian Bank Introduces Digital Certificates

One of Australia's largest banks announced it will offer digital certificates to its customers in a first for the Australian banking industry.

According to the National Australia Bank, digital certificates will be used to create an additional level of security for customers using its Internet banking service.

The certificates--equivalent to electronic signatures--will be encrypted, effectively preventing unauthorised access from any other location as they will be assigned to each customer's personal computer.