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Japanese Smart Cards issues without Digital Signature

Venafi : 13 July, 2012  (Technical Article)
Venafi comments on the security hole left by the inadvertent issuing of foreign identity cards in Japan without electronic signature keys
Commenting on a technical glitch that left foreign residents in Japan with ID cards that lacked the necessary electronic signature key for secure authentication and access highlights the need for better key management processes when dealing with large key volumes, says Venafi.

Jeff Hudson - CEO of the Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions specialist – says this incident is almost certainly the result of a poor management system implementation hitting the buffers.

“Issuing a smart card without its related digital signature is like handing out Chip-and-PIN payment cards without a PIN. We’re not quite into chocolate teapot territory in terms of failed effectiveness here, but we’re pretty close,” he said.

“More seriously, however, this shows us what happens when organisations – even public sector agencies – implement an authentication platform without an effective set of back office and key management systems to support that platform,” he added.

“The the bottom line here is that the Japanese immigration ministry should have implemented a better security and key management system to avoid this egg-on-face situation with consequent negative publicity.”
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