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ComputerWeekly: Microsoft .net slammed over smartcard security

Jul 06, 2000, 21:05 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caroline Davis)

"Only two weeks after its announcement, Microsoft's .net strategy vision has been slammed by IT analysts for having a poor security model."

"Microsoft sees smartcards based on Windows technology as an essential component to its .net software services."

"But Alexander Kopriwa, programme director international at Ovum said, "Windows for Smart Cards does not have high security. Cards can easily be hacked into and third party security is needed. ... Microsoft will submit the smartcard system to security standards bodies within six months..."

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