KINEGRAM Crypto Seal

With the KINEGRAM Crypto Seal, paper based certificates can now be securely protected against misuse and manipulation. The authenticity of documents can be verified with absolute certainty by inspecting the optically variable KINEGRAM device and scanning two unique codes in one smartphone shot, using a customized app solution.


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Trust that the document is authentic. Confidence that the data has not been manipulated.

  • Receive confirmation that the certificates are original and authentic
  • Verify that personalized data have not been manipulated
  • Inspect the document anywhere and anytime, without on-line connectivity

Certificate Issuance:

Security printer supplies certificates on security paper ready for personalization
Tamper-resistant Kinegram Patch with integrated secure QR-code (Crypto Seal) is applied at the printer or at the personalization center
During personalization, an encrypted QR-code representing the personalized data is printed adjacent to the Kinegram Crypto Seal

 


Verification Process:

Smartphone app locates and scans both the Crypto Seal and the encrypted QR-code simultaneously
Crypto Seal provides the key to unlock the decryption process for the personalized QR code. Data displayed is compared with personalized data printed on the document
Crypto Seal provides an automatic link to video guides of the Kinegram security features to verify authenticity of the Kinegram Crypto Seal

Verification process using the KINEGRAM Crypto Seal app solution


FAQ's for KINEGRAM CRYPTO SEAL

What is KINEGRAM CryptoSeal?

A. A security printed pre-personalised paper document including the KINEGRAM Patch with an QR-Code incorporatd, ready for personalisation. The size and color of the certificate is customized according to clients’ requirements. 

B. A certificate server software module generating the personalised signed QR Code, to ensure the digital security of the information printed.

C. A Smartphone App verifying the QR–Codes, the KINEGRAM Crypto Seal App com-pletes the KINEGRAM Crypto Seal Workflow.

With the KINEGRAM Crypto Seal, paper based certificates can now be securely protected against misuse and manipulation. The authenticity of documents can be verified with absolute certainty by inspecting the optically variable KINEGRAM device and scanning two unique codes in one smartphone shot, using a customized app solution.

Why is the QR Code not openly readable and signed?

All data is RSA signed and therefore also encrypted, asymmetric, as a by-product.
From the use case, the QR code should be clearly readable and the signature should be verifiable. Under these circumstances, however, we would have the data twice in the QR code.

What is the QR Code in the KINEGRAM necessary for?

The public key for the signed and encrypted QR-Code is in the app, the QR code in the KINEGRAM is just the hash value that refers to the key in the app. Thus, several keys can be used in the app.

What can be done with stolen/lost blanks?

If blank documents are lost with KINEGRAM, nothing actually happens because the private key for signing is still in the customer's possession. An existing personalised QR code could be printed, but a new QR code could not be generated.

Can CryptoSeal be used for decentral issuing of documents?

Yes, several private keys are used here, combined with correspondingly adapted public keys and KINEGRAM hash values.
In principle, small and very small runs of Crypto-Seal patches are feasible, but each case must be assessed separately.


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