CRYPTOCard’s CRYPTO-Server X Follows Up Macworld 2004 Best of
Show Award By Wowing Renowned Apple Security Expert

Ottawa, Ontario, March 1, 2004 =F6 CRYPTOCard’s ((a
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award winner at Macworld 2004, CRYPTO-Server X, the first
authentication solution for the Mac, has received high praise from the
former leader of Apple’s IT Security Department, and one of the
foremost experts in Macintosh forensic analysis, Derrick Donnelly,
CTO, BlackBag Technologies, for making it simple to positively
authenticate remote Mac users attempting to access a system via a
Secure Socket Shell (SSH) connection.  SSH, an internet protocol
that increases remote security by encrypting passwords and
authenticating both ends of the client/server connection using a
digital certificate, effectively eliminates eavesdropping, connection
hijacking, and other network-level attacks.

A frequent instructor for the FBI Computer Analysis and Response
Team (CART), Donnelly was formerly leader of the IT Security
Department at Apple Computer, where he architected and deployed secure
computer/network solutions, and oversaw all technical investigations
and forensic analysis =F6 playing a key role in securely implementing
iTunes, .Mac, and the Apple online stores.  Before joining Apple,
Donnelly developed and taught the first course dedicated to Macintosh
forensics at the Canadian Police College; served as a federal law
enforcement officer for Industry Canada’s Competition Bureau; worked
with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and many other international,
federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and participated
in the first working groups on computer forensic training and cross
border search and seizures at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Although passwords are still the most widely-used authentication
mechanism in Mac OS X, they are also the weakest link in the security
chain, said Derrick Donnelly, CTO, BlackBag Technologies. 
CRYPTO-Server X takes today’s increasingly-complicated passwords away
from the people, eliminating the need for the user to memorize
credentials, and making strong password authentication as easy as
iPhoto or iTunes, Donnelly continued.  Additionally, CRYPTOCard
has been able to fix the SSH connection for Mac users to further
enhance remote access security =F6 something that no other token
vendor has managed to do!

Designed specifically for Mac OS X version 10.3 Panther,
CRYPTO-Server X utilizes the familiar ATM-style protocol to make it
simple to positively authenticate all Mac users attempting to access a
VPN or Web-based system by coupling something in the user’s possession
(a multi-function smart card, hardware token, or software token), with
something they know (their PIN).  CRYPTO-Server X generates a
one-time password for every log-on attempt, making stolen credentials
useless to hackers while simultaneously eliminating the need for users
to memorize complicated credentials =F6 significantly reducing
help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the
obvious security risk associated with users writing down their

CRYPTO-Server X also makes it easy for organizations to create a
token-deployment database by simply importing existing company
directories, while its CRYPTO-Deploy component makes it equally simple
for administrators to instantly distribute software tokens from any
computer, to any user, in any location.

Hot on the heels of CRYPTO-Server X’s Best of Show award at Macworld,
it is obviously very gratifying to receive such a glowing endorsement
from one of the most recognizable names in Mac security, said Malcolm
MacTaggart, President & CEO, CRYPTOCard Corporation.

About CRYPTOCard Corporation

Established in 1989, CRYPTOCard provides cost-effective Secure
Password Technology to leading enterprises worldwide in the
government, technology, aerospace, financial, telecommunications, and
healthcare sectors.  CRYPTOCard positively authenticates a user’s
identity by coupling something in the user’s possession (a smart card,
hardware token, or software token), with something the user knows
(their PIN), and provides centralized authentication for all physical
and network access regardless of network infrastructure or user
location.  CRYPTOCard’s partners include Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL),
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Check Point (Nasdaq:
CHKP), Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS), Entrust (Nasdaq: ENTU), Oracle (Nasdaq:
ORCL), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), and Macromedia (Nasdaq:
MACR).  For additional information on CRYPTOCard, please visit (a


About BlackBag Technologies

BlackBag Technologies is a Silicon Valley based company providing
innovative hardware and software tools to the law enforcement and
private sector forensic communities.  The company acknowledges
the growing challenges faced by forensic examiners in the field and is
dedicated to creating flexible, open environment solutions. 
BlackBag believes that the most prepared examiner is the one able to
work in changing technological environments using diverse and flexible
systems.  BlackBag serves a wide range of clients including
federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as leading
private sector forensic professionals.  For additional
information on BlackBag, please visit (a