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My activities related to smart card and free software.
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PySCard 1.9.5 released
I just released a new official version 1.9.5 of pyscard. PySCard is a python module adding smart cards support (PC/SC) to Python. The PySCard project is available at: sourceforge pypi github Changes 1.9.5 (Feb 2017) SCardGetStatusChange() : fix a memory lea...

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New PyKCS11 1.4.1 available
I just released a new version of PyKCS11 , a Python wrapper above the PKCS#11 API. See PyKCS11 introduction for more details about PyKCS11. Changes: 1.4.1 - February 2017, Ludovic Rousseau fix compilation under Python 3 add rsa encryption sample program

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Mostly CCID driver for some Morpho devices
Some devices from Morpho are mostly CCID compliant. The devices are too far from the CCID specification so I do not plan to add support of these devices in my CCID driver. Patches Morpho sent me (untested) patches: ccid-morpho.patch for macOS ccid-morpho-v7...

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New PyKCS11 1.4.0 available
I just released a new version of PyKCS11 , a Python wrapper above the PKCS#11 API. See PyKCS11 introduction for more details about PyKCS11.  Changes: 1.4.0 - February 2017, Ludovic Rousseau fix closeAllSessions() and move it from Session to PKCS11Lib add RS...

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macOS Sierra and (legacy) smart card login
It is easy to configure a user account to use a smartcard to login with macOS Sierra. Some steps are not easy to guess so I wrote this documentation for me to remember. System configuration Enable smart card login $ sudo security authorizationdb smartcard e...

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macOS Sierra 10.12.2 and CCID upgrade
In macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Apple upgraded the CCID driver from version 1.4.24 (present in macOS Sierra 10.12 and 10.12.1) to version 1.4.25. See " New version of libccid: 1.4.25 " to get the list of changes. Releases The CCID driver 1.4.25 was released Septemb...

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MUSCLE mailing list statistics for 2016
As I did in 2009 , 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 and 2015 I propose some statistics of the MUSCLE mailing list usage. Evolution Year Total number of messages Progression 2009 603 2010 718 +19 % 2011 999 +39 % 2012 207 -79 % 2013 198 -4 % 2014 194 -2 % 20...

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New version of libccid: 1.4.26
I just released a version 1.4.26 of libccid the Free Software CCID class smart card reader driver. Changes: 1.4.26 - 7 January 2017, Ludovic Rousseau Add support of Bit4id Digital DNA Key Bit4id tokenME FIPS v3 INGENICO Leo appidkey GmbH ID60-USB PowerOn: t...

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pcsc-lite and CVE-2016-10109
Peter Wu discovered that a use-after-free in the pscd PC/SC daemon of PCSC-Lite might result in denial of service or potentially privilege escalation. I worked with Peter Wu to review and apply his proposed patches. The problem is already fixed in version 1...

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Happy new year 2017
Dear readers, I wish you a happy new year for 2017. In 2016 I published 49 articles on this blog (51 articles in 2015. See " Happy new year 2016 "). I do plan to continue writing about my smart card and Free Software activities in 2017. Unfortunately I can...
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