Le mercredi 17 mars 2010 à 13:13 +0000, Dave Page a écrit :
> I assume
> it's possible to store an SSL private key on them for authentication
> against a remote server?
Yes, this is the basic feature.
It is also possible to use the smartcard chip to make crypto operations,
thus offering superior decryption/encryption security.
At no moment, the private keys leave the key. Thus there is very little
possibility to steal secrets. Even on a compromised computer, the
secrets cannot be stolen. To connect, you need a smart card and the PIN
Also, you may think of server-side data encryption, where tables are
In some companies, data are considered like the heart of the activity.
In these business it may be valuable to use smart cards.
Jean-Michel Pouré - jmpoure(at)gooze(dot)eu
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