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Re: Secure elements and PC/SC Workgroup Specifications

From: Marcos Caceres <mcaceres@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:26:35 +0100
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: sysapps <public-sysapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FB5B12F306654C44876A418BAC1B0193@mozilla.com>


On Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 9:24 PM, Anders Rundgren wrote:

> 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).

Thanks Anders for the prompt reply and clarification! 


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Marcos Caceres
Received on Thursday, 26 September 2013 20:27:06 UTC

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