ETRI develops security chip for smartphones

Monday 26 May 2014 | 09:30 CET | News
South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed a chip for smartphones dubbed 'MeeMo', which can protect users' password, official authentication and other private information from cybercrimes, ZDNet reports. The chip can be installed in Android-based smartphones. The chip can inform the user when malicious code has changed data on the smartphone. ETRI has transferred the technology free of charge to two local smartphone security companies and expects to start working to commercialize the chip in the short term.  

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