Debugging and Rapid Prototyping of NFC Secure Element Applications

TitleDebugging and Rapid Prototyping of NFC Secure Element Applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRoland, M.
Conference NameMobile Computing, Applications, and Services (MobiCASE 2013)
Date Published11/2013
KeywordsDebugging, Java Card, Near Field Communication, Rapid prototyping, secure element, Testing

The ecosystem behind secure elements is complex and prevents average developers from creating secure element applications. In this paper we introduce concepts to overcome these issues. We develop two scenarios for open platforms emulating a secure element for the Android platform. Such an open emulator can be used for debugging and rapid prototyping of secure element applications. Moreover, by trading the secure element’s security and trust for openness, such a platform can be used as a replacement for the secure element for long-term testing and for showcasing of applications.

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