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    Trusted execution environment (TEE)

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    G&D uses TSM technology to protect industrial products against counterfeiting

    January 29th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is working with chip maker Renesas to apply the lessons learned from the use of trusted service management technology in mobile payments to a new market — protecting industrial… More

    Gemalto assesses the mobile payments landscape

    November 12th, 2015

    A 24-page white paper designed to give banks, processors, OEMs, retailers and other issuers a clear overview of the evolving world of mobile payments is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. More

    How to develop a mobile payments roadmap — See it now on NFC World

    September 23rd, 2015

    NFC World’s ‘How to develop a mobile payments roadmap’ webinar is now available to view online. 584 people signed up to take part in the live event and participants gave the webinar an overall rating… More

    White paper addresses seven key NFC security questions

    September 3rd, 2015

    A 34-page white paper that addresses key security questions relating to cloud-based payments, tokenization and host card emulation (HCE) technology is now available to download from the NFC World Knowledge Centre. ‘The NFC Security Quiz… More

    GlobalPlatform discovery specification eases NFC roaming

    August 3rd, 2015

    Standards body GlobalPlatform has published a new specification that enables an NFC system to discover the application protocols that are supported by a second NFC system. System Protocol Discovery Mechanism (SPDM) use cases include making… More

    Analysts report on Apple/Visa partnership

    August 5th, 2014

    “We think a partnership between Apple and Visa would make strategic sense and believe an announcement could happen as early as this fall,” a team of Pacific Crest Securities analysts has concluded in a new report that follows reports suggesting that two are in talks on mobile payments. “A combination of cloud-based (HCE) and physical (SE or TEE) seems like a plausible security strategy for Apple.”

    Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 3 with NFC

    September 4th, 2013

    Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone, the Note 3, an NFC-enabled handset with a 5.7-inch full HD Amoled display and 13 megapixel camera which can capture 1080p video at 60 frames per second. A… More

    ARM, Gemalto and G&D introduce alternative to NFC secure elements

    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. More

    Inside Secure to offer cloud-based NFC secure element solution

    September 25th, 2012

    The NFC and contactless technology specialist has developed a way to turn NFC phones into “secured antennas” that can securely pull down sensitive data stored in the cloud and present it to a POS terminal or a contactless door lock — without the need to include an NFC secure element in the phone. More

    GlobalPlatform and TCG to work on mobile security standards

    July 3rd, 2012

    Standards bodies GlobalPlatform and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) have formed a joint work group to collaborate on mobile device security standards. The work group will share expertise and coordinate activity around setting out technical… More

    ABI: Mobile device hardware security market to be worth $1.9bn in 2017

    June 29th, 2012

    The mobile device hardware security market will be worth US$1.9bn by 2017, up from US$430m in 2012, according to a new report by ABI Research. The Mobile Device Security study looks at the market for… More

    TEE specs announced

    May 18th, 2012

    GlobalPlatform has released two specification documents for use by software developers working with trusted execution environments. TEE Systems Architecture v1.0 explains the hardware and software architectures involved, while the TEE Internal API Specification v1.0 sets out how to develop trusted applications.

    Samsung picks NXP for S3

    May 14th, 2012

    The NFC functionality in the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S III is provided by NXP, the NFC chip specialist has announced. The S III uses NXP’s PN65 solution, which provides it with both an NFC controller and an embedded secure element. The device also includes a secure execution environment within its main application processor, provided by Giesecke & Devrient.

    Galaxy S3 gets extra security

    May 8th, 2012

    European versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phone are to be the first mobile phones to ship with G&D’s Mobicore technology. Mobicore will provide the Galaxy S III with a secure execution environment within its main application processor that can be used for security-sensitive applications such as mobile payments authentication, digital rights management and corporate VPN access.

    NFC Forum partners with GlobalPlatform on NFC standards

    April 3rd, 2012

    The partnership will see the organisation responsible for setting core NFC functionality standards working with the association which handles secure element specifications to support the development of internationally interoperable, multi-application NFC solutions. More

    GlobalPlatform to put consumers in control of NFC mobile wallets

    March 6th, 2012

    The secure chip standards body is working on a new approach to the management of NFC secure elements that would allow consumers to pick their own ‘trusted token’ and appoint their own secure service provider. More

    Arm to add NFC mobile wallet support

    February 10th, 2012

    Mobile phone chip leader Arm is working with Proxama to create secure future payment mechanisms for mobile handsets, the UK-based NFC specialist has announced. The two companies are working together to integrate Arm’s TrustZone technology, which creates… More

    GlobalPlatform explains TEE

    February 10th, 2012

    GlobalPlatform is to publish a series of guides that aim to explain in simple terms the technology developments it is working on and how they will benefit the industry. The first focuses on the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), a secure area that resides in the main processor of a smart phone or other mobile device and ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a trusted environment.

    Clear2Pay joins GlobalPlatform

    November 15th, 2011

    Payments and testing specialist Clear2Pay has joined smart card standards association GlobalPlatform as a Participating Member. The company will contribute to specifications for the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and participate in the GlobalPlatform Compliance Program, which in 2012 will focus on developing test tools to evaluate the compliance of TEE products to GlobalPlatform specifications.

    GlobalPlatform specification adds secure area to mobile phone baseband processors

    August 11th, 2010

    The new Trusted Execution Environment specification will enable a trusted window to be created on a mobile phone’s screen so that consumers can enter their PIN securely on their own phone, rather than on a retailer’s POS terminal. More