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Ian Bell
11/27/05 08:36
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Northrepps
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#104225 - Danger Will Robinson?
Responding to: Robert Revens's previous message
Robert Revens said:
I would imagine that Smartcard is under intense scrutiny from all kinds of nefarious organisations at the moment. I'm not sure it would be possible to draw any more attention.

Which begs the question, if all micros are as insecure as some have said, just how secure are smartcards? In the UK we are in the process of replacing swipe cards with 'Chip and Pin' as they like to call it. The driving reason for this is better security - there have been big problems with staff in restuarants for example, cloning swipe cards and also with ATMs fitted with a card cloner and camera to capture the users PIN.

Chip and Pin is supposed to prevent these but if chips are basically insecure the criminals will soon have the kit to crack and clone them (if they don't already).

Ian



List of 29 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
code lock breakers      Erik Malund      11/21/05 06:39      
   I doubt      Jan Waclawek      11/21/05 07:00      
      I said so, and I mean it in the proper c      Erik Malund      11/21/05 07:32      
         this won't help      Jan Waclawek      11/21/05 09:53      
   Manufacturer      Ian Bell      11/21/05 07:57      
       would do that if breaking specific chip      Erik Malund      11/21/05 08:01      
      vulnerabilities      Jan Waclawek      11/21/05 09:48      
         I am sure they do know      Ian Bell      11/24/05 15:26      
            Out of spec      Jerson Fernandes      11/24/05 22:19      
            manufacturer      Jan Waclawek      11/25/05 00:39      
               Maybe...      Robert Revens      11/25/05 08:49      
                  Danger Will Robinson?      Ian Bell      11/27/05 08:36      
   There might be a way      Bert Van Den Berg      11/23/05 23:54      
      DMCA      Craig Steiner      11/24/05 00:02      
         Mean MCU hardware locks are broken ?      Anil Gupta      11/24/05 01:58      
            Look here      Robert Revens      11/24/05 02:05      
               But no body knows how it is done      Anil Gupta      11/24/05 02:36      
                  This link shows an example      Chris Kelly      11/24/05 05:59      
                  lockbreakers      Jan Waclawek      11/25/05 00:46      
         US Federal Anti-Hacking Laws      Bert Van Den Berg      11/24/05 07:35      
         USA Only      Ian Bell      11/27/05 08:38      
         Exactly      Steve M. Taylor      11/27/05 10:26      
            smart cards      Terry Lingle      11/27/05 12:46      
               DSS cracking      Steve M. Taylor      11/27/05 13:42      
                  TV decoder      Bert Van Den Berg      11/27/05 23:31      
                     Deported ?      Steve M. Taylor      11/28/05 09:24      
                        Nah, I like the Coast Guard      Bert Van Den Berg      11/28/05 10:49      
                           swings and roundabouts      Steve M. Taylor      11/28/05 11:58      
                  Black Friday ?      Terry Lingle      11/28/05 00:29      

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