NXP and Intrinsic-ID demonstrate hardware intrinsic security chip platform

NXP and Intrinsic-ID demonstrate hardware intrinsic security chip platform

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The smart card demo visualizes the unique characteristics of the HIS-based key storage method: the secret key is extracted from the hardware instead of storing it, as in traditional key storage methods. This approach allows a device to generate a unique secret key only when needed and power down with no key present.

Kees Wesdorp, vice president and general manager, secure identity, NXP Semiconductors, said: “Advanced measures against cloning and reverse engineering are key to protect against future highly sophisticated attacks. With the first implementation of the Intrinsic ID QuiddikeyTM technology ,NXP is further raising the security level of our SmartMX platform. This new security feature will become part of NXP’s Integral SecurityTM concept.”

The demonstration compares conventional cards with cards using HIS storage method. In the first step the difference in personalization mechanism is explained. In a second step, the user can try to clone conventional cards and HIS-based cards by copying data from one card to the other. For HIS-based cards, the cloning fails due to physical unclonability.

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