Samsung’s new CC EAL6+ level combi smart card enables robust, secure payment transactions for a swiss bank-issued cards.
June 15, 2016
Samsung’s new combi smart card, T9MF, is built on 80nm embedded-flash process and offers very robust security level of CC EAL6+ (Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level), higher than the market-required CC EAL4+. Samsung is currently mass producing the combi card (T9MF) and has begun supplying solutions to Swiss banks.
IC cards, especially combi cards, have recently gained its popularity due to its secureness and versatility of applications. Magnetic-stripe cards, which have been around since the 1960’s, can be easily cloned as the information on the cards are static. To enhance the security measure, many finance institutions are introducing or have already switched over to IC cards or EMV cards. Depending on the use cases and market requirements, IC cards come in different types or forms; contact and contactless. A combi card is a type of EMV card that has both contact and contactless features. By sharing internal resources within the card, a combi card can be used for various kinds of applications such as payments, transportation, and identification.
With CC EAL6+ security level certification, Samsung’s combi card, T9MF, delivers state-of-the-art security, for bank debit or credit cards and personal identification cards.