MULTOS and MULTOS Application Development

  • Chris TorrEmail author
  • Keith Mayes


This chapter discusses the concepts behind the MULTOS smart card operating system and introduces the development environment and tools . It also briefly discusses possible future uses for MULTOS outside of smart cards.


MULTOS Multi-application Operating system High security Remote provisioning 


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    MAOSCO Ltd—SmartDeck. Software development environment for MULTOS. Available via Accessed on April 2016.
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    MAOSCO Ltd—MUtil. Graphical MULTOS Utility for card content management and command exchange. Available via Accessed on April 2016.
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    ISO—ISO/IEC 7816-4:2013. Integrated circuit cards—Part 4: Organization, security and commands for interchange. Available via Accessed on April 2016.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MAOSCO LtdLondonUK
  2. 2.Director of the Information Security Group, Head of the School of Mathematics and Information SecurityRoyal Holloway, University of LondonEghamUK

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