Mark Diodati

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Déjà Vu – The Sykipot Attack on Smart Cards

by Mark Diodati  |  January 15, 2012  |  2 Comments

Kelly Jackson Higgins at Dark Reading provides an excellent summary of the Sykipot malware variant attack on smart cards. The malware opens the smart card and uses it for private key signing functions. Signing functions are the backbone of public key technology—they enable users to authenticate to mutually authenticated SSL and Microsoft Windows sessions, for example. […]


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