[Interest] how to secure ssl key on symbian platform
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Apr 2 15:26:11 CEST 2012
On segunda-feira, 2 de abril de 2012 18.40.35, Roopesh Chander wrote:
> Per my understanding of public-private-key crypto, secure transmission is
> not compromised (ie. a third party cannot listen in) by someone getting
> hold of the client private key. Nevertheless, with the client key, the
> 'someone' could later pretend he's the real client and get probably
> sensitive data from the server, which could be a security issue by itself.
> To prevent that, all I can think of is to store the client key on disk with
But that would require that you store the encryption key somewhere, possibly
in the application code. For an Open Source application, this makes no sense
of course. If it's closed, then you may be able to hide it, but not from a
I actually recommend storing the key in the platform's secure storage service.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
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