Smartcard Support, open system security, law,( certificate sig removed)

Erwan David
Sun Aug 24 17:00:02 2003

Le Sun 24/08/2003, Werner Koch disait
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 10:07:02 +0200 (MET DST), Johan Wevers said:
> >> revevealed to anyone; your own smartcard contains your own key - why
> >> would you want to crack the card then?
> > Not you, but an attacker who finds or steals the card would.
> Thats for what revocations are used for.

If your private key is on the card and you loose the card, then you
cannot issue a revocation, since you need the private key.