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PvC-Signature via External Connection to a Secure Sign-Engine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016320D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Subject of the publication As the number of mobile devices grows day by day, the need for secure transactions from and to these mobile devices and the secure storage of critical information becomes very important. Today, only few of these devices have built-in security features which allow to transfer or to store critical data. The new solution is a Secure Sign Engine (SSE) which is a mobile personal standard device for all PKI type operations. It may be a secure device on its own or needs to be connected to a “Security Token” (like a Smart Card). The SSE takes over the security relevant functions for a pervasive computing device (e.g. Signature Generation, Key Storage, ...). Prior Art