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The secure SuisseID is used in an overall system of person, computer and internet, total control of which is outside the possibilities of a SuisseID. But as a user you can decisively influence the security of this overall system:
If you abide by the rules of conduct and observe the protective measures you will have maximum security when using secure online transactions or communication. This applies for e-banking as much as for the use of the SuisseID.
Misuse is possible only when third parties are in possession of your SuisseID and your password (PIN).If you are no longer in possession of the SuisseID, the certificates must be immediately blocked/revoked. If you are still in possession of your SuisseID, however, you can change the password (PIN). To do this, open the SuisseID Assistant and in the menu «Actions» select the function «Change PIN / password».
For the key pairs generated in SuisseID there are no backup copies and none can be created either because SuisseID does not support this function for security reasons and because of legal requirements.
SHA-1 and SHA-2 are encryption algorithms used for the SuisseID login and digital signature. For the digital signature SuisseID uses the new standard SHA-2 and, since December 2016, all new SuisseIDs have also used the SHA-2 algorithm for login. This means SuisseID uses the latest technology for all encryption applications.