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Key Injection Platform

Mon, 10/03/2005 - 9:16am

Certicom’s KeyInject is a trusted key injection platform for anti-cloning. It enables device producers to track production by contract manufacturers by controlling access to keying information, metering the use of this information, and generating reports on key usage. In the manufacturing process, producers should use public-key cryptography to embed a private key that uniquely identifies a device, giving it future access to services, linking it to a billing system or providing integration of replacement parts. When producers use third-party manufacturers there could be a threat of key leakage, where not all of the keying material is used to manufacture legitimate devices. Certicom KeyInject eliminates this risk by sending encrypted keying material to manufacturers and releasing it only when the manufacturer provides usage reports or previously accessed keys. Certicom KeyInject can also be used to transport and inject keys and certificates in conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) schemes such as HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media), and other emerging consumer electronics standards.


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