Tag Archives: Estonia

President Kaljulaid: Estonia did B+ job solving ID card crisis

By | November 10, 2017

Following an extraordinary meeting of the National Defence Council on Friday morning, President Kersti Kaljulaid said that Estonian agencies did a B+ job solving the ID card security issue that cropped up unexpectedly this fall. Kaljulaid told reporters that she convened the National Defence Council because she did not want to let a good crisis go to waste,… Read More »

Estonia – Government to suspend ID card certificates with security risk at midnight

By | November 3, 2017

The Estonian government decided at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday night to suspend the certificates of Estonian ID cards vulnerable to a detected security risk on Friday night at midnight. The government explained its decision at an emergency press conference called on Thursday night. “I apologize before all of our citizens and people who have not been able… Read More »

Cracking of one ID card would require Estonia to deactivate 750,000 cards

By | October 4, 2017

Should even one of Estonia’s national ID cards be cracked, the certification center of the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) would be obliged under law to void all of the approximately 750,000 cards containing the chip in which a security flaw was discovered at the end of August. “In principle, if someone manages to crack the card… Read More »

Potential security risk could affect 750,000 Estonian ID cards

By | September 5, 2017

Last Thursday, Estonia’s Information System Authority (RIA) was informed by an international group of researchers that a potential security risk had been detected affecting all national ID cards issued in Estonia after October 2014. Estonian experts have determined that the potential risk does indeed exist, affecting 750,000 currently valid ID cards issued after Oct. 17, 2014. ID cards… Read More »