Smart Card Security: Applications, Attacks, and Countermeasures

1st Edition

B.B. Gupta, Megha Quamara

CRC Press
Published August 27, 2019
Reference - 118 Pages
ISBN 9780367354404 - CAT# 324981
Series: Security, Privacy, and Trust in Mobile Communications

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Summary

Smart Card Security: Applications, Attacks, and Countermeasures provides an overview of smart card technology and explores different security attacks and countermeasures associated with it. It covers the origin of smart cards, types of smart cards, and how they work. It discusses security attacks associated with hardware, software, data, and users that are a part of smart card–based systems.

The book starts with an introduction to the concept of smart cards and continues with a discussion of the different types of smart cards in use today, including various aspects regarding their configuration, underlying operating system, and usage. It then discusses different hardware- and software-level security attacks in smart card–based systems and applications and the appropriate countermeasures for these security attacks. It then investigates the security attacks on confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data in smart card–based systems and applications, including unauthorized remote monitoring, communication protocol exploitation, denial of service (DoS) attacks, and so forth, and presents the possible countermeasures for these attacks.

The book continues with a focus on the security attacks against remote user authentication mechanisms in smart card–based applications and proposes a possible countermeasure for these attacks. Then it covers different communication standards for smart card–based applications and discusses the role of smart cards in various application areas as well as various open-source tools for the development and maintenance of smart card–based systems and applications. The final chapter explains the role of blockchain technology for securing smart card–based transactions and quantum cryptography for designing secure smart card–based algorithms.

Smart Card Security: Applications, Attacks, and Countermeasures provides you with a broad overview of smart card technology and its various applications.

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