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‘Integrity Guard’ – proven security for the next decade

A security chip must be able to store security-critical data – for example keys, personal data or biometric information – and be able to protect the system in a wide range of totally different application fields. Until now, companies have focused on protecting on-chip data from criminal attack by concealing it. Sensors have been used to […]

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Internet of Things – secure authentication and communication are vital for success

By Dr. Stefan Hofschen, Division President Chip Card & Security, Infineon Technologies AG The real and virtual worlds are growing together even further to become the Internet of Things through the networking of machines, people and businesses. More and more devices and machines interact independently in networked systems and applications such as Industry 4.0, autonomous […]

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BSI: Technical Guidelines to formalize the border control process

Text: Florian Rienhardt, German Federal Office for Information Security / BSI Modern electronic identity documents do not just feature optical-physical content and corresponding physical security properties. Since the introduction of electronic passports and electronic identity cards, the built in RF-chip is a modern identity document’s additional and essential protection feature that increases the overall security and confidence […]

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LDS2: The new ID application standard

Text:  Stéfane Mouille, Gemalto The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is working on the next evolution of the ePassport standard, initially implemented in 2004. While the initial version of the standard focused on the electronification of the passport data page, LDS 2 will address the electronification of the rest of the document. It aims to remove […]

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Frost & Sullivan awards Infineon’s Coil on Module technology

Based on its recent analysis of the smart card solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Infineon Technologies AG (Infineon) with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Infineon has developed the flexible ‘Coil on Module’ chip package and related card antenna designs to accelerate introduction of cards that can be […]

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This eGate looks out for you …

By Bernd Mainzer, Atos Electronic Machine Readable Travel Documents (eMRTDs), as defined in the ICAO Document 9303 and particularly ePassports, allow a high degree of border security and automation. This is one of the reasons why, in 2012, more than 104 countries issued ePassports and the number is increasing steadily. At the same time, the […]

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ID Security: Fast forward to FLASH technology

By Guillaume Sauzon, Infineon Technologies   In the late 1990s, the task of securing identities met the challenges of an increasingly digital world. The introduction of electronic documents was on the agenda for most governments around the world. Since then, ministries and their appointed agencies and officials have had to understand not only the political, […]

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New HIRSCH Mx™ controller delivers future-proof, high assurance for access control systems

Identive Group announced the launch of the HIRSCH Mx™ Controller to deliver an unprecedented level of integrated intelligence for high assurance access control. “Our track record of thirty years in physical access and IT security enabled the creation of HIRSCH Mx, the most advanced, robust and future-proof access control solution in the market today,” said […]

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