Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
NFC's card emulation mode is a way to put virtual smartcards into mobile phones. A recently launched application is Google Wallet, which turns a phone into a credit card and a tool to collect gift certificates and discounts. Card emulation mode uses dedicated smartcard chips, which are considered to fulfill high security standards. Therefore, card emulation mode is considered to be safe and secure. However, an NFC-enabled mobile phone introduces a significantly different threat vector. Especially a phone's permanent connectivity to a global network and the possibility to install arbitrary applications open up for several new attack scenarios. This talk gives an overview of the new risks imposed by mobile connectivity and untrusted mobile phone applications.