RealMe is a software suite that uses an image-based public key infrastructure (PKI) that embeds cryptographic information in a digital image and then exchanges pieces of that image between a user and a Web application to accomplish a strong, bi-directional multi-factor authentication. This technology combines steganography with applied cryptography, and results in a secure yet low-cost solution for Web sites that exchange confidential information with their users.
libbadger is an alternative to existing decentralized authentication systems which require regular direct communication between client and authority. Badger allows clients to authenticate with servers easily and securely in a browserless environment because there is no necessity to tunnel the client to an authority for the purposes of its own authentication. Using Badger, clients only need to communicate with an authority once in their lifetimes.