SIMalliance Open Mobile API boosts Smartphone App Security

The SIMalliance announces the availability of its “Open Mobile API.” Allowing application providers to access and utilize the Secure Element within the internet-connected mobile device, “Open Mobile API” provides highly secure two-factor authentication to enable the secure delivery of a host of NFC, payment and identity services. Current levels of single factor authentication has been shown to be inadequate as attacks on smartphone and tablet applications increase in number and sophistication. By connecting the application to the Secure Element via the Open Mobile API, many security breaches we see today will become easily preventable.