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Re: [Muscle] Muscle Cryptographic Support for ACOS2 8k cards and ACR 38U reader
From: Karsten Ohme (widerstandt-online.de)
Date: Tue May 17 2005 - 07:59:14 CDT
Devesh Saboo wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm in a real fix.For our project we purchased the
> Advanced Card Systems,Hong Kong ACR 38 U software
> development kit.They provided us with ACOS2
> microprocessor cards with T=0,T=1 protocols.
> When i later mailed them asking a doubt regarding the
> project they said that AC0S2 card chip dose not
> support PKI.
A card does not become by magic ready for PKI. There must be an
application isntalled on the card which makes the card side stuff
(cryptography) working. If the support said, that the card does not
support PKI, this could mean that, the chip does not support
cryptography, cannot execute programs ... Or this question is over the
supports head. Usually the support people have not the knowledge and are
not paid well. Don't expect correct and good answers.
Back to this application. In the case of MuscleCard this is the CardEdge
Java Card Applet. So you need a Java Card and a proframm to install it.
Is you card a Java Card? If not you have to implement the CardEdge by
your own. That's a piece of cake. Maybe some minutes up to a few weeks.
Google for CardEdge Specification or look at the MuscleCard website.
> So is it true that ACOS2 is not supported by Muscle
> card.What is the method of making it supported by
> Muscle for generating and storing keys and encrypting
> data inside the card using crypto algos.
> Our test with the card shows that : MuscleTest prgm
> responds with unrecognised token and pcsc test
> pgm[both provided in PC/SC lite version 1.2.9 beta 6]
> gives Card Unresponsive.
> Thanks in advance
> Eagerly awaiting reply
> Devesh Saboo
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