ECC and smartcards

Matthias-Christian Ott ott at
Mon Jan 9 10:33:19 CET 2012

On Mon, Jan 09, 2012 at 09:42:16AM +0100, Achim Pietig wrote:
> Main problem at the moment is that the OpenPGP white paper for ECC is basing on NIST curves.
> All available cards in Europe (my test samples etc.) support Brainpool only, because Brainpool
> is the comming standard in most smart card standards like ISO and CEN.

Java Card 2.2.2 should be able to do both ECDSA and ECDH. The NXP
J2A040 and J2A080 support up to 320 bit curves (not yet tested)
and are available in Europe.


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