News about Credentials and NFC.
May 2nd, 2013
Momentum is building for Fido, an open security authentication concept that aims to allow users to replace passwords with a range of authentication methods, including NFC and biometrics. Both Google and NXP have now signed up to the project, alongside founder members that include PayPal and Lenovo.
April 24th, 2013
NFC-on-microSD specialist DeviceFidelity has been granted patent number ZL200880107195.2 in China, bringing the company's portfolio up to a total of 40 patents relating to NFC and security technologies. The newly-issued patent covers an NFC based...
March 22nd, 2013
"Customers will only have one TSM. It's like a billing system; if you're in, it's harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in," says Olivier Piou. "I think that we have a very good momentum."
March 7th, 2013
Future Telus smartphones will use Gemalto's UpTeq NFC SIM cards to securely store customer credentials, it was announced today. "Gemalto's UpTeq NFC SIM technologies comply with the most stringent global security requirements and they have...
February 24th, 2013
Customers of Canadian mobile operators Bell Mobility, Rogers and Telus will be able to use NFC for secure authentication and identification after the EnStream mobile commerce joint venture signed a deal with credential issuer SecureKey....
January 31st, 2013
The technology makes it possible to create links between payment cards stored in a secure element and multiple mobile wallets and apps, allowing several different mobile wallets to be supported on one NFC phone and enabling merchants and other service providers to build secure payments capabilities into their existing apps.
January 22nd, 2013
"We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity," says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM.
January 16th, 2013
Visa has approved Research In Motion's Secure Element Manager (SEM), a backend solution for carriers that can securely manage credentials on SIM cards installed in all types of NFC-capable mobile devices. SEM is being used...
December 18th, 2012
Trustonic, a joint venture set up by the three companies, will provide TSMs and service providers with the key to their own secure area within a trusted execution environment on an ARM processor, in exchange for a one-off fee, providing an alternative to secure element chips for applications requiring low- to mid-range security.
December 12th, 2012
Canada's CIBC bank has picked Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) as the trusted service manager for its rollout of NFC payments with Rogers Wireless. G&D's TSM service will be used to securely download and provision the...
December 7th, 2012
Good Technology's Good Vault enterprise email security solution for iPhones can now use a sleeve from DeviceFidelity to hold a microSD card as part of its two factor authentication scheme. A secure element on the...
November 28th, 2012
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile network operator with close to 700m subscribers, is to demonstrate its NFC payments platform for the first time on 5 December at its Worldwide Developers Conference. China Mobile describes...
November 28th, 2012
Assa Abloy's Aperio door locks are now compatible with Seos mobile credentials, enabling them to be used with NFC phones.
November 7th, 2012
Identive has announced a range of desktop readers that support credentials stored on contact and contactless smart cards as well as NFC phones. "Identive's new Cloud readers provide organizations with a simple, yet powerful way...
November 6th, 2012
HID Global has added a reader module and a developer tool kit (DTK) for its iClass SE secure credentials platform. "Our new reader module enables third-party developers to build a broad range of products that...
October 31st, 2012
The new CredenSE products can be used as an external secure element in NFC phones as well as to add NFC functionality to both smartphones and feature phones, without the need for a separate signal booster.
October 26th, 2012
383 people registered to attend NFC World's latest webinar — and participants gave it an overall rating of 4.2 out of five.
October 22nd, 2012
The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices.
October 19th, 2012
TSM software and services provider Sequent is the new owner of troubled NFC pioneer Vivotech's software division. "The acquisition enables Sequent to integrate banks and other service provider's credentials more efficiently into the secure element...
October 17th, 2012
Poste Italiane has announced plans for a comprehensive NFC payments service, which will begin rolling out in the city of Milan in December 2012. The post office's new service includes a number of different elements:...