Oberthur Technologies chosen for Samsung Pay in Europe

Samsung named French security firm Oberthur Technologies as one of the suppliers for the launch of its mobile payment service in Europe later this year. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Europe are equipped with the vendor’s NFC-embedded …

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Gemalto CEO: SIM card proved its worth in hack attack; IoT next challenge

Olivier Piou, CEO of Dutch SIM-card maker Gemalto, said the failed attempt by UK and US intelligence agencies to make off with its encryption keys was a vindication of SIM system strength. In an interview with Mobile Word Live, Piou …

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Gemalto CEO: SIM card proved its worth in hack attack; IoT next challenge

Olivier Piou, CEO of Dutch SIM-card maker Gemalto, said the failed attempt by UK and US intelligence agencies to make off with its encryption keys was a vindication of SIM system strength. In an interview with Mobile Word Live, Piou …

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Gemalto admits it was “probably” hacked but downplays impact

Following its own investigation, SIM card vendor Gemalto admitted it was “probably” hacked by US and UK security services but said the attacks “could not have resulted in a massive theft of SIM encryption keys”. A report last week claimed …

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Gemalto plays down impact of hacking report

Leading SIM card vendor Gemalto said initial inquiries show its products are secure and it does not expect to suffer a significant financial impact, following last week’s report that encryption keys were hacked by US and UK security agencies. The firm’s …

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Gemalto responds to hacking report

Mobile security firm Gemalto is investigating a media report that US and UK security services hacked its internal network and stole encryption keys for SIM cards. A report in The Intercept said the keys, which protect mobile users’ privacy, were …

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Gemalto supplies Vodacom with bank card in South Africa

Vodacom deployed prepaid bank cards supplied by French vendor Gemalto to work alongside its M-Pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa. The Visa card is certified by major international payment schemes and accepted at 240,000 EMV-compliant payment terminals and over …

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CaixaBank launches Gemalto-powered NFC mobile payment wristband

CaixaBank, one of Spain’s largest banks, has moved into the wearable payment technology space with the launch of an NFC-enabled wristband capable of making contactless payments. Security vendor Gemalto has supplied its Optelio Contactless MiniTag, which links the wristband to the user’s existing payment card.

Telus employees swap swipe cards for smartphones

Canadian operator Telus’ employees will soon be able to access buildings on their premises, log in to secure company networks, and share sensitive data using their smartphones.