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October 24, 2019

Intertrust to secure contactless card payments on Felix system

Intertrust has agreed to provide its whiteCryption application to protect contactless card transactions on the Felix payment system developed by Gentek Global.

Intended for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the Felix system converts smartphones into payment terminals. It can be used for various types of transactions, including online shopping, bill settlement, airline tickets and hotel stays.

With Felix, Android phone users will be able to pay by tapping contactless cards on their mobiles. It enables in-store as well as online payments.

The payment system can be used as an mPOS application and integrated into third-party apps.

Riscure, an independent testing lab, will offer product evaluation services for Felix while the system obtains PCI DSS compliance certification.

Intertrust’s whiteCryption application is intended to protect the system from third-party tampering.

Gentek Global CEO and co-founder Owen Newport said: “Our collaboration with Intertrust prevents cybercriminals from using techniques such as reverse engineering or hacking smartphone memory to find security keys.

“This means Felix users can rest easy knowing sensitive payment card details and other personal information are shielded from bad actors.”

The alliances with Intertrust and Riscure are expected to support Felix’s testing in upcoming Mastercard and Visa pilots.

Intertrust technical business director Andrew Snyder said: “Felix’s convenient tap-to-pay approach, with whiteCryption working in the background to assure safety, makes it a pretty powerful way for users to get the most out of their online shopping experience.”

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