Digital Signatures and PKCS#11 Smart Cards

Tuesday, 5 November 2002, 10:26 AM EST

With the need for information security in today's digital systems growing, cryptography has become one of its critical components. Digital signatures are one of the many uses of cryptography. PKCS#11, also known as Cryptoki, was defined by RSA and is a generic cryptographic token interface. This article deals with applying digital signatures on documents using cryptographic smart cards and readers. We shall also discuss using MS Crypto API for verifying these digital signatures.

It is assumed that the reader has some idea of cryptography. We will not be explaining the complete PKCS#11 standards, which is available as a part of PKCS documentation. However, some fundamentals will be explained. Readers not inclined to programming details may skip the middle portion of this document.

[ Read more ]

Comment:

For all your cryptography information needs, visit the Cryptography outside articles section of HNS.




Spotlight

Intentional backdoors in iOS devices uncovered

Posted on 22 July 2014.  |  A researcher has revealed that Apple has equipped its mobile iOS with several undocumented features that can be used by attackers and law enforcement to access the sensitive data contained on the devices running it.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //