USB vs Smart Card?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Fri Dec 29 21:57:11 CET 2006

Moritz Schulte wrote:
> Without further context this question does not make too much sense.  USB
> sticks (i guess that is what you mean) are completely different from
> smartcards when it comes to security solutions.

Yes and no.  USB is just an interface specification.  Depending on
what's on the other end of the USB device, it could be completely
equivalent to a smartcard.  E.g., the Rainbow Technologies iKey 2000 is
a smartcard that uses a USB interface.

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