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Virtual smartcards - overview


We recently developed a set of novel cryptographic protocols that lets users authenticate themselves online with virtually the same security guarantees as hardware security tokens, but without all their practical inconveniences.

Our protocols prove that it is indeed possible to achieve strong security based only on easy-to-memorize passwords, contrary to the widespread belief that the use of passwords has become insecure. Because weak passwords can be easily entered on touchscreen keyboards, our protocols are ideal for use on mobile devices.