NXP announced that its MIFARE DESFire EV1 smart card technology has received Common Criteria certification from the German Federal Office of Information Security.
After successful evaluation regarding implementation of the security features and a series of penetration tests by an independent laboratory, NXP has achieved the Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ rating for an automatic fare collection (AFC) product.
The Common Criteria certification validates correct implementation of the security features and confirms in this case ‘high resistance’ against attacks. It provides an assurance stamp to enable systems integrators to compare the security quality of similar products on the market. The process also helps define the solution over the full product life-cycle from IC production, usage and through to disposal of the card.
Secure MIFARE DESFire microcontroller smart card ICs are already used in many public transportation networks around the world, including New Delhi, Melbourne, Oslo, Seattle and the Sube-T system in Madrid.