MIFARE DES FIRE CARD
MIFAREDES Fire family
The MIFARE DES Fire (MF3ICD40) was introduced in 2002 and is based on a core similar to Smart MX,with more hardware and software security features than MIFARE Classic. It comes pre-programmed with the general purpose MIFAREDES Fire operating system which offers a simple directory structure and files. They are sold in four variants: One with Triple-DES only and 4 kiB of storage, and three with AES (2, 4, or 8 kiB; see MIFAREDES Fire EV1). The AES variants have additional security features;e.g., CMAC. MIFARE DES Fire uses a protocol compliant with ISO/IEC 14443-4. The contact less IC is based on an 8051processor with 3DES/AES cryptographic accelerator, making very fast transactions possible.
The maximal read/write distance between card and reader is 10centimetres (3.9 in), but actual distance depends on the field power generated by the reader and its antenna size.
In 2010, NXP announced the discontinuation of the MIFARE DES Fire (MF3ICD40) after it had introduced its successor MIFARE DESFire EV1 (MF3ICD41) in late2008. In October 2011 researchers of Ruhr University Bochum  announced that they had broken the security of MIFAREDES Fire (MF3ICD40), which was acknowledged by NXP (see MIFAREDES Fire attacks).
New evolution of MIFARE DES Fire contact less IC, broadly backwards compatible. Available with 2 kiB,4 kiB, and 8 kiB non-volatile memory. Other features include:
Support for random ID.
Support for 128-bit AES
Hardware and operating system are Common Criteria certified at level EAL 4+
MIFARE DES Fire EV1 was publicly announced in November2006.
Advanced public transportation
The latest evolution of the MIFAREDES Fire contact less IC family, broadly backwards compatible. New features include:
MI smart App enabling to offer or sell memory space for additional applications of 3rd parties without the need to share secret keys
Transaction MAC to authenticate transactions by 3rd parties
Virtual Card Architecture for privacy protection
Proximity check against relay attacks
MIFARE DES Fire EV2 was publicly announced in March 2016 at the IT-TRANS event in Karlsruhe, Germany.