ïMIFARE DES FIRE CARD
MIFAREDES Fire family
The MIFARE DES Fire MF3ICD40 was introduced in 2002 and is based on a core similar toïSmart 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 kB of storage, and three with AES 2, 4, or 8 KB; see MIFAREDES Fire EV1 The AES variants have additional security features e.g.ï CMAC. MIFARE DES Fire uses a protocol compliant with ISO/IEC 14443-4.ïThe contact less IC is based on anï8051processorïwith 3DES/AES cryptographic accelerator, making very fast transactions possible.
The maximal read/write distance between card and reader is 10centimetres 3.9ïin 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 Bochumï announced that they had broken the security of MIFAREDES Fire (MF3ICD40), which was acknowledged by NXP seeïMIFAREDES Fire attacks.
New evolution of MIFARE DES Fire contact less IC, broadly backwards compatible. Available with 2ïkB,4ïkB, and 8ïkB non-volatile memory. Other features include
Support for random ID.
Support for 128-bitïAES
Hardware and operating system areïCommon Criteriaïcertified at levelïEALï4+
MIFARE DESï Fire EV1 was publicly announced in November2006.
Advanced public transportation
The latest evolution of the MIFAREDES Fire contact less IC family, broadly backwards compatible.ïNew 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.