The StarSign Crypto USB Token is an entirely new, significantly more powerful member of Giesecke & Devrient’s StarSign Token Family. It is a solution both for the end-user market such as banking, online gaming, online gambling and the enterprise market for secure log-in, digital signature, document and e-mail encryption, secure banking, and much more. The token implements and utilizes standard interfaces. It does not require any additional drivers and supports all state-of-the-art host operating systems. The FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification was awarded by NIST (National (US) Institute of Standards and Technology) for the Crypto module and the entire token.
Thanks to ELSTER, companies, tax consultants and private taxpayers are able to submit their tax returns and tax declarations to the German tax authorities electronically. Since the very first beginning in 2006, ELSTER is the biggest eGovernment portal in Germany – more and more users appreciate the secure, quick and paperless communication with tax authorities: In 2015, 20 Million Income Tax Declarations were submitted via ELSTER.
In close cooperation with the Bavarian State Office for Taxes the G&D subsidiary secunet Security Networks AG supported the design and development of the ELSTER security process and updates the security mechanisms regularly.
The “Sicherheitsstick for ELSTER” – G&D’s StarSign Crypto USB Token – provides the required high level of security and can be purchased online quickly and conveniently under https://www.sicherheitsstick.de/. For any questions or support issues please contact the ELSTER hotline, telephone +49 800 52 35 055, or https://www.sicherheitsstick.de/FAQs.html .