Strong Electronic Identification: scenarios for the future

Today, a person’s ability to prove their identity is seen as an important basis for participation in the society and life in general. In most countries around the world, establishing a person’s identity whether online or offline, is mandatory to

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Secure Mobile Signature Service Platform

The MSSP standards were originally defined at ETSI at the beginning of this millennium. One of the MSSP design key objectives was a secure system by design. This blog unwraps those underlying design principles. General security principles such as confidentiality,

Methics launch new Applet for remote eIDAS-compliant signatures.

Methics launched a new SIM applet, the Alauda B17 Fortress; a new addition to our growing product portfolio to cater for low-cost standard JavaCard UICC cards. Remote signing with Alauda B17 is based on PKI and complies fully with standard PKIX specifications. The

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Methics deliver new Cassandra based logging solution for Clustered MSSP environments.

The Kiuru Cassandra Logging solution offer distributed, scalable, robust and fault-tolerant logging in clustered MSSP environments. Logging to a Cassandra database rather than to local MSSP server files provides up to 20 to 40%  performance boost in a clustered MSSP

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Mobile ID: An Enabler of Sustainable Development

To be able to realize the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations, countries need to be able to deliver services to the whole of their population. One major challenge facing this is that face-to-face services provisioning can

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Laverca 2.1.0 Released

The open source MSS library Laverca has been updated for extended support of Advanced Electronic Signatures (AdES). The new release contains support for the mobile signature service profile query extension usage. Now the AP application can query end user certificates

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ROCA – Vulnerable RSA Key Generation on Some Smart Cards

Latest news on smart card based security solutions tells that once again one vendor has produced low quality firmware for RSA key generation. What makes it even worse is that this hazard was caught up only after cards had been

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Number of PKI Keys in Mobile ID Service

One of the main discussion topics in new Kiuru MSSP deployments has been the number of keys on the SIM card. Should there be a separate key for signing and authentication? How many PINs can the user actually remember? What

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methics.fi downtime

We experienced some downtime on the office internet connection yesterday and today morning. We are now back!

Advanced Electronic Signatures and Mobile ID

What are Advanced Electronic Signatures? An advanced electronic signature (AdES) is an electronic signature that meets the requirements defined by the EU Regulation No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions. This regulation is under a standard

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