Samsung develops new security chip for smartphones

It’s a good thing to see the technology vendors compete on security. Apple has the T2 chip, Samsun has the SE chip…:

[…] The chip, dubbed S3FV9RR, will be offered as a standalone turnkey with security software, Samsung said.

Common Criteria, which certifies the security level of IT products from EAL0 to EAL7 with seven being the most secure, gave the security chip a Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certification.

With the 6+ certification, Samsung said the SE chip has the highest rating to date for a mobile component.

According to Samsung, the new chip provides protection for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets when performing booting, isolated storage, mobile payment, among other applications.


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