Thursby Software Systems has released a free update of its PKard for Mac software, including support for CAC dual persona Mac users.
With an ever-increasing number of citizens working as contractors within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the government needed a way to represent both roles on one common identification card. Instead of the standard DoD identification smart card (called a CAC or Common Access Card by the U.S. government), the DoD developed a card that could represent the individual in both roles. Thus, a CAC card supporting a “dual persona” was developed.

More challenging to implement and support than the standard U.S. government CAC or Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards, PKard for Mac is the first supported solution of its kind for Mac users, according to the folks at Thursby Software.

PKard for Mac together with its sister app for iPhone and iPad mobile devices, PKard Reader, supports tens of thousands of users across the DoD and Federal Government, the company adds. The free update, version 1.3, also refreshes web bookmarks and certificates, as well as adding a new installation wizard to better cleanup after several freeware offerings.  A similar free update for PKard Reader app is being finalized. For more info go to .