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Enhancing Security and Usability Features of NFC

Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/COM
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  • Datavetenskap
  • Computer Science - General
  • Computer Science - Electronic Security
  • Nfc
  • Mobile Phones
  • Security
  • Usability
  • Rfid
  • Hci
  • Communication
  • Design


Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short range wireless communication protocol which is primarily intended to be used on mobile phones. Building upon existing infrastructure of RFID, NFC brings simplicity for connection of mobile devices, service initiation, mobile payment and ticketing. However, NFC still remains as a field that number of researches done are limited. The aim of this paper was to provide solutions for the problems of NFC that cause security risks and hurt user experience. To reach this goal we have reviewed the current literature and implemented an NFC application that we have used throughout our user experience tests. This application provides a practical way to store and transfer contact information using NFC. The results of the study indicated that usability and security suffer from lack of user awareness and physical design of the mobile phones.

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