All card reader models fulfil the legal requirements for using Citizen Card functionality.
The higher the security class, the more secure the card reader is:
|Class||Feature||Security||Price (starting from)|
|1||no keyboard, no display||---||approx.
|2||keyboard, but no display||PIN cannot be read||approx.
|3||keyboard and display||Final check of signed document is possible (not yet supported by the Citizen Card)||approx.
The keyboard on the card reader makes it impossible e.g., for a virus to record the PIN that is entered. The PIN is not transmitted to the computer at all. An additional display is used to check the signed documents. This prevents viruses e.g. from showing anything else other than the document that was actually signed.
There are various alternatives to activate your Citizen Card for free. Find all options listed below!
Note: Card reading device required
Security and privacy play a central role in the Citizen-Card concept.