Remote access to patient records and security of android apps

Roland Perry lists at
Fri Jan 13 10:18:54 GMT 2012

In article <823AC815FC524410942FA2BFC157DB49 at MaryPC>, Mary Hawking 
<maryhawking at> writes
>*can* an android app incorporate smartcard security?

Perhaps not a conventional smartcard, but in principle you could have 
some sort of necessary token stored on a micro-HD card plugged into an 
Android device. Such a scheme might or might not be proof against an 
attacker gaining a simple copy of that data (and the Android system 
allows remote interrogation of the micro-HD card without very much in 
the way of credentials).

A better idea might be some sort of "Cryptocard" token, are they 
approved for NHS use?
Roland Perry

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