Card with fingerprint sensor, secure processor, and secure element is not new. However, Samsung has created a so-called smart all-in-one fingerprint security IC for biometric payment cards that promised enhanced security features enabled by Samsung’s proprietary fingerprint authentication algorithm and anti-spoofing technology.
The current solution for biometric-enabled cards for payment has three key functions, namely, secure element, secure processor, and fingerprint sensor exist in the card as separate components. But in the case of Samsung’s smart all-in-one fingerprint security IC (S3B512C), it combines the three key functions in one chip. The chip’s security is further bolstered by the aforementioned proprietary fingerprint authentication algorithm and anti-spoofing technology.
Samsung said that the new solution is EMVCo and Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certified and performs in line with Mastercard’s latest Biometric Evaluation Plan Summary (BEPS) specifications for biometric payment cards.
It is the industry’s first all-in-one security chip solution that reads biometric information through a fingerprint sensor, stores, and authenticates encrypted data with a tamper-proof SE, and analyses and processes data with a Secure Processor.
That said, S3B512C’s application is not limited to payments; it can also be used as an authentication card for students, employees, and more.