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Samsung’s new mobile aegis chip protects booting action and crypto transactions

Samsung alien its second-gen aegis chip (S3FV9RR) for smartphones today. The chip, akin to Apple‘s T2 and Google’s Titan M chips, is advised to secure the booting process, parts of storage, and mobile-based payments.

The Korean tech-giant launched its first Secure Enclave chip in February; it was used in the Galaxy S20 series later. The new chip is certified with Common Criteria (CC) EAL 6 aegis standard, which makes it one of the most secure mobile solutions around. This level of aegis is used to assure data such as e-passports and accouterments cryptocurrency wallets.

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Samsung’s new aegis chip

The aggregation says the aegis chip can assure not just your mobile payments but your cryptocurrency affairs as well:

In this era of advancement and contact-less interactions, we expect our affiliated devices, such as smartphones or tablets, to be highly secure so as to assure claimed data and enable fintech activities such as mobile banking, stock trading and cryptocurrency transactions.

What’s more, Samsung’s new chip also offers hardware-based root of trust (RoT), which protects lower layers of software, such as the booting process, from malware attacks. The aggregation claims that this will help companies run proprietary apps after fear of being attacked by cybercriminals. 

The aggregation also claims this chip will also make it very hard to apparatus attacks such as reverse engineering, power glitches, and laser attacks. 

The aggregation said this new aegis band-aid will be accessible in the third division of the accepted year. I expect it will affection in the next Note series of flagship phones.

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Published May 26, 2020 — 07:12 UTC

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