Secure Element powered D’CENT Hardware Wallet

Secure Element Technology

Munair
Munair
May 1, 2019 · 2 min read

Secure element technology is a crucial component of the hardware that inspires confidence in IoTrust D’CENT hardware wallets. This article is a brief introduction to the “secure element”. After reading it you should understand why industry and government have faith in IoTrust’s highly certified D’CENT hardware wallet.

A Secure Element (SE) is a microprocessor. It is embedded in D’CENT hardware wallets and other solutions storing sensitive data. It has become an industry standard for protecting credit card information and biometric information in passports.

Sensitive Information

SE prevents the extraction of private keys and PIN codes from the devices in which it is embedded. The security provided by SE technology makes it well-suited to digital asset protection and other financial service applications where private keys or payment solution services are deployed.

That is because it provides another layer of security that defends sensitive information from malware that may be lurking in the device’s operating system. The malware is put there by some unscrupulous person or organization that is intent on stealing valuable information.

Information Stealing

In a perfect world, you would be able to manage digital assets without the need for devices like the D’CENT hardware wallet. Unfortunately, digital assets are constantly under the threat of information-stealing malware that are deployed to monetize personal and proprietary information through direct use or underground distribution.

The more you have at stake, the more likely it is that there are persons or organizations mounting attacks on mobile and other devices that you use to manage digital assets or execute transactions. Common attacks include:

  1. Keyloggers
  2. Spyware
  3. Backdoors
  4. Adware
  5. Bots
  6. Screen Scrapers

The threats are constantly evolving and SE technology is used to embed countermeasures such threats.

Countermeasures

Since hackers are constantly advancing their attacks, embedded SE technology needs to keep abreast of those advancements. Consequently, SE technology can be updated with new countermeasures and protect the sensitive information in high-end devices like the D’CENT hardware wallet.

That is why it is important to purchase devices manufactured by security specialists like IoTrust. We understand the lifecycle management required to protect strong authentication mechanisms so that your devices can verify that you really are who you claim to be when you authorize a transaction or payment instruction.

There is much more to share about our technology. Please stay tuned. We are working hard to share the features and benefits of our D’CENT Wallets with everyone. Please subscribe to IoTrust on any of the following channels to stay in touch:

Our Hardware Wallet Website
Medium Blog
Twitter

To purchase one of our innovative wallets, please visit https://dcentwallet.com.

IOTRUST

IoTrust makes D’CENT Wallets.

IOTRUST

IoTrust makes D’CENT Wallets. We bring peace of mind to the cryptocurrency world. D’CENT Wallets are a new generation of über convenient cold storage tools that take the worry out of managing digital asset wealth.

Munair

Written by

Munair

IOTRUST

IoTrust makes D’CENT Wallets. We bring peace of mind to the cryptocurrency world. D’CENT Wallets are a new generation of über convenient cold storage tools that take the worry out of managing digital asset wealth.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store