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French Cybersecurity Agency Certifies Ledger Nano S Crypto Hardware Wallet

Leading cryptocurrency hardware wallet producer, Ledger, has today received a First Level Security Certificate (CPSN) for its Ledger Nano S product from the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI).

This is coming after the ANSSI conducted a series of tests on the Ledger Nano S, alongside 260 products, since June 1, 2018. These tests were directed towards breaking the products’ security protocols.

Out of the 261 products that were evaluated, only 122 received the CPSN certification from the agency.

ANSSI works closely with the Secretariat General For National Defence and Security (SGDSN) to assist the French Prime Minister on matters relating to Defence and National Security of the country.

While ANSSI may have certified these products, the agency warned that the CPSN certification on products does not mean that the products are completely free from “exploitable vulnerabilities.”

The CPSN certification has made the Nano S the “first and only certified hardware wallet” in the industry. The French company is proud of its achievement and says it will work towards getting its other products certified by the ANSSI.

We consider r this achievement an important milestone for crypto users; this is only the beginning of the path we have started to take. We will look to get this certification for additional Ledger products, including the recently launched Ledger Nano X, Ledger stated in a blog post.

According to the post, Ledger said its all its products undergo “state-of-the-art attacks” security tests in its in-house Attack Lab, dubbed the Ledger Donjon.

All of these is part of Ledger’s effort to provide safe and secure products for users in the cryptocurrency space.

Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet
Despite Ledger’s claims that its products are secure, a team of researchers, in December, presented attack paths in the Trezor One by Trezor and the Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue.

Ledger, however, dismissed the claims, stating that the uncovered vulnerabilities were not critical.


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