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Re: Secure elements and PC/SC Workgroup Specifications

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:24:51 +0200
Message-ID: <52449813.80907@gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <mcaceres@mozilla.com>
CC: sysapps <public-sysapps@w3.org>
On 2013-09-26 22:10, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> Hi Folks who know about secure elements,  
> 
> What's the deal with the "PC/SC Workgroup Specifications" (link below)? Are they similar to what we've been talking about for secure elements?
> 
> http://www.pcscworkgroup.com/specifications/specdownload.php

Hi Marcos,

If we are talking about the Gemalto's take on SE, I would say that PC/SC
probably is the low-level interface the SE API would hook into.  This
interface is used in PCs (Windows, Linux, etc) for talking to smart cards.

If we OTOH talk about embedded SE's like featured in Android 4.3 or your
truly's SKS/KeyGen2, PC/SC is not a part of the plot.

Microsoft's SE-solution shipping in Windows RT is probably not based
on PC/SC since there already is another API in place (TPM or TSS).

Cheers
Anders


> 
> Kind regards,
> Marcos - the secure elements noob.   
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 26 September 2013 20:25:22 UTC

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