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This letter describes speaker verification using a covariance modeling approach for speaker and world modeling. Two verification methods are suggested: frame level scoring and utterance level scoring. Both methods exhibit extremely low computational and model-storage requirements. The suggested methods are tested on the male segment of the 1999 NIST Speaker Recognition Evaluation corpus, using a single training session, and compared to a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) system. The degradation in accuracy and the computational requirements are estimated. Covariance modeling is seen to be a viable alternative to GMM whenever computational and storage requirements must to be traded with verification accuracy.