HSM outage causes root CA key loss

Charles McElwain mcelwain_lists at nowac.org
Tue Jul 14 12:18:10 EDT 2009

At 5:58 PM +1200 7/13/09, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>I haven't been able to find an English version of this, but the following news
>item from Germany:


>reports that the PKI for their electronic health card has just run into
>trouble: they were storing the root CA key in an HSM, which failed.  They now
>have a PKI with no CA key for signing new certs or revoking existing ones.


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