New Security Element from GlobalPlatform Protects NFC Use

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4:32 PM EST June 21st, 2012

A new security product from GlobalPlatform prevents unauthorized applications from accessing a mobile device’s NFC capabilities, according to NFC World.

Each NFC-enabled device contains a secure element, which stores the deviceholder’s sensitive information. “Failure to restrict access to the SE communication channel could result in a fake wallet application popping up during a SE-based transaction that could send the wrong, or too many, commands to the SE,” explained GlobalPlatform’s Christophe Colas.

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