Category:UniMate Family

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UniMate is a family of new devices designed by SecuTech, focusing on versatile platforms, mobile platforms and PCs. It includes:

  • a Mobile Authentication device - UniMate Flex/STD;
  • a magnetic strip reader - UniMate Reader;
  • and a USB to Audio port adapter - UniMate Adapter.

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The level of protection offered by current mobile technology when transmitting data has been known to be broken. The KASUMI block cipher used to protect 3G mobile communications has many known exploits, the publicly documented and published related key attack in January 2010 proves that the cipher is not secure.

The UniMate project team's idea was to use a separate authentication device which takes advantage of proven and effective techniques to provide strong authentication for mobile platforms.

As most mobile devices do not have a USB port, the popular USB token solution is not suitable for mobile devices. Considering that most mobile devices have an audio jack interface, the UniMate is equipped with a TRRS plug to transfer data between mobile devices and UniMate tokens.

To make the UniMate more adaptable, the project team maintained a micro USB port to support PCs, and the internal battery can be charged via that USB port.

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