MicroSD card is now not only serves as data storage. German technology company, Giesecke & Devrient (G & D) introduced the microSD card for mobile phones that can prevent wiretapping.
The Mobile Security Card VE 2.0 contains a cryptocontroller which encrypts cell phone conversations and securely authenticates the user.
Quoted from Cellular-news, VE on naming a microSD card that is short for Voice Edition, and Mobile Security Cards VE 2.0. The microSD card, which is inserted in the cell phone, was developed by Giesecke & Devrient Secure Flash Solutions (G&D SFS), a joint venture of G&D and Phison Electronics Corp.
This tool is deliberately designed for use in mobile phones and Smartphone as well as targeting a secure voice market. The cryptocard’s hardware meets the Common Criteria EAL 5+ security standard, and the Secure Voice Card uses two-factor authentication: to confirm their identity, users need not only the card itself but also the appropriate PIN.
The company will be demonstrating what the card is capable of at the Giesecke & Devrient stand (Hall 4, Stand 4 J 001) at CARTES & Identification from December 7 to 9, 2010 in Paris.
The longer an encryption algorithms key is, the harder it is to crack. What makes the Mobile Security Card VE 2.0 stand out is the record speed with which it calculates keys, which are up to 521 bits long and based on elliptical curves, and carries out the associated exchange of keys.
Marcus Rosin states (Managing Director of G&D SFS) “Thanks to its 521-bit key, the Mobile Security Card VE 2.0 guarantees strong authentication and as a result it offers a considerable level of security. The market has never seen anything like this product,”
Mobile Security Card VE 2.0 is scheduled to be entering the market in the first quarter of 2011 has amounted to 2 GB of memory and supports mobile phones with Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian, Android, and Linux mobile.