Attention NFC Mobile App Developers: New Digital Signature App Solution as a Means of Protection Against NFC and NDEF Data Manipulations

As the world quickly progresses to a mobile way of doing things, new brilliant mobile apps keep popping up just like mushrooms after the rain – along with their “toxic” side effects… Vulnerabilities related to NFC Data Exchange.

By Evelyn Kotler | 09.06.2014

According to IEEE “The number of use cases and real applications around NFC and NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) technology increases continuously. However, existing applications provide hardly any protection against (malicious) manipulation of NDEF data. Digital signatures are a means of providing authenticity and integrity of NDEF data.”

ComSignTrust, , a world leader in developing highly secure, qualified, PKI-based digital signature app solutions, provides users with the ability to easily sign and lock any type of file (source code, doc, excel, voice, image, video, XML etc. ) anywhere, using any device – including mobile. The file/code is encrypted and trusted by a third-party Certified Authority, ensuring signer authentication and data integrity, preventing fraud and business disruption.

One of the company’s newest developments is a first of its kind – a PKI NFC-based mobile digital signature app solution which ensures a highly secure mobile signature workflow. The solution is integrated to the advanced Gemalto IDGo card with its dual-function capabilities NFC/Card-Reader and may be used with every operating system. The NFC mobile digital signature app solution can easily and seamlessly be integrated to a wide range of NFC and NDEF technologies, providing them with a secure solution for mobile applications in very short time.

According to GSMA, an organization that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, “for an MNO wishing to bring secure services management to their customers, the first step is to consider their own place in the value chain and to form a business strategy for this new commercial space. Market maturity, the position of competitors and the distance of its planning horizon (short-term or long-term) will also influence an MNOs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) choices. As markets mature, TSMs may specialize in serving a particular class of service provider, such as payment, transport, retail (loyalty and coupons), identification (e-Signature, public services), healthcare, access control and more.”

ComSignTrust is a sister company of ComSign, , a Certified Authority which issues regulatory compliant, qualified digital certificates to businesses in Finance, Government, Security, Insurance, Health Care, Education, Telecom and other sectors, and serves as a third-party Trustee for strong identification and user verification.

Evelyn Kotler is Marketing Manager at Comda Group and ComSignTrust and can be reached at