Samsung Announces Second Generation Security Chip for Mobile Devices

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Samsung, which attaches importance to hardware as well as software to keep user data safe in Galaxy S20 Series with the security chip it has developed, has now announced that it has developed the second generation security chip for mobile devices.

Samsung has announced that it has developed a new security element (Secure Element) chip to protect personal and sensitive data on mobile devices. The company said the chip, called S3FV9RR, will be offered as a standalone hardware unit with security software for smartphones.

Common Criteria, which rated the security level of IT products from EAL0 to EAL7, awarded the Common Chip Assessment Criteria Assurance Level (CC EAL) 6+ certification to the security chip. Samsung says the security chip has the highest rating ever for a mobile component with 6+ certification.

Samsung’s new security chip will provide independent and isolated protection

According to Samsung, the new security chip provides external protection for boot, mobile payment and other application processes on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. It can also be used to support hardware-based security and device authentication for e-passports and crypto wallets. Samsung also added that the security chip is versatile as it works independently of the device’s main processor.

The company first used a similar security chip in the Galaxy S20 series in February for CC EAL 5+ certification. The security chip was designed to store personal data of users using PINs, passwords and crypto wallets, isolated from the built-in Flash memory of the mobile device. The new security chip will be used on mobile devices from the third quarter. The security chip is expected to be used on the Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones, which are planned to be introduced in August.

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