Samsung introduced a secure fingerprint scanner for bank (and not only) cards
Samsung introduced a microcircuit for implementing a fingerprint scanner in bank and other cards.
What it is?
More precisely, it is a security chip called S3B512C, which combines a fingerprint sensor, a Secure Element (SE) chip for protection against unauthorized access, and a Secure Processor for data analysis and processing. Samsung's patented fingerprint authentication algorithm and anti-spoofing technology (data falsification or, more simply, fake fingerprints) are also announced.
The company notes that the S3B512C will help card manufacturers reduce the number of chips needed.
“The S3B512C combines a fingerprint sensor, Secure Element (SE) and Secure Processor, adding an extra layer of authentication and security to payment cards. The S3B512C is primarily intended for payment cards, but can also be used in cards requiring highly secure authentication such as student or employee identification, membership, or building access.
The chip has received EMVCo and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certifications and operates in accordance with the latest Mastercard Biometric Evaluation Plan Summary (BEPS) specifications.
When the first cards with such sensors will appear on the market is still unknown.
A source: Samsung