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7.5.2 Secure Storage

The second potential value that smart cards present to a company is their secure storage capability. This is utilized in two-factor authentication for storing a user's long-term key. It would also be feasible to decrypt and store company credentials on the card, hiding them from the host system and from attackers on the host. Company applications could also make use of secure storage on the card for application-specific information.

Denis Arnaud