Tag Archives: smart card

A Framework Approach to Authentication and Identity & Access Management

May 23, 2012 by David Mahdi     No Comments

Around a decade ago, I remember thinking of what it would be like if vendors kept pumping out point solutions to solve each individual problem. Luckily, that trend is not as bad as I may have thought — although I still see many vendors pushing hard for individual point solutions. Is this truly what customers [Read More...]

New Attack on Low-Cost Contactless Smartcard

October 14, 2011 by Jon Callas     No Comments

Cryptographers David Oswald and Christof Parr published a great paper at this week’s CHES 2011 conference, “Breaking Mifare DESFire MF3ICD40: Power Analysis and Templates in the Real World.” In this paper, they used differential power analysis to break the DESFire contactless smartcard. It builds upon previous work published in CHES 2002 on Template Analysis, a [Read More...]

Filed Under: Identity Assurance, Technical Tagged With: DPA, EAL, NXP