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