A mobile trusted computer platform for a Near Field Communication Ecosystem

Gerald Madlmayr

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Abstract

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless technology to be integrated into mobile devices for contactless transactions. With this technology, a mobile device is capable of emulating smartcards for access, payment or loyalty with the benefit, that the mobile device offers a display, network and keyboard in order to interact with the applications on smartcard. Thus in the future less physical card need to be issued, but only the applications themselves will be distributed over-the-air (OTA) to the mobile device. The goal of this paper is to present a platform to securely manage smartcard applications in such NFC devices. The management for the smartcard application different in several stages compared to issuing ordinary smartcards, there are different processes and new attack scenarios. Thus an appropriate risk analysis for the system is performed. Further more we discuss functional aspects of such an ecosystem, the parties involved as well as their benefit for participating. Although the technology already given allows a smooth interaction for the consumer, the infrastructure behind the scene is complex and requires the cooperation on different levels to ensure interoperability and a thriving contactless scheme to be deployed. Additional to the conceptional approach, we implemented three different prototypes to realize the remote management of the secure applications. Besides an evaluation of the prototypes we will also elaborate the integration of the management capabilities into future NFC devices, with a special focus on security. The paper closes with an outlook on new services and technologies that will go hand in hand with the deployment of NFC applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2008)
PublisherACM Press
Number of pages4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2008
Event6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2008) - Linz, Austria
Duration: 24 Nov 200826 Nov 2008
http://www.iiwas.org/conferences/momm2008/

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2008)
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period24.11.200826.11.2008
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Keywords

  • NFC
  • Ökosystem
  • Trusted Computing

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