Attested Key Pair Generation With “Key Escrow”
This document describes a method where asymmetric key-pairs generated inside of an SE (Security Element) and being attested as such by the SE, can be augmented by an end-2-end-secured "escrow" mechanism. The method is an extension of existing attestation schemes.
Publication Date20 February 2009
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