Next-Gen Crypto Method Will Help Secure Mobile Apps
The company whose founder was one of the creators of the next-generation encryption algorithm Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) will demonstrate new real-world deployments of the technology next week at the RSA Conference 2008 in San Francisco -- in new secure digital barcode and RFID tag implementations.
Certicom will demonstrate these ECC-based systems at its booth on the RSA Conference show floor. ECC is a streamlined public key encryption algorithm that uses fewer resources than its predecessor, RSA. “ECC gives you the most security per bit of any known public key scheme,” says Certicom’s founder and chief cryptographer Scott Vanstone.