Friday, 29 February 2008

Device flaws make Chip and PIN vulnerable


Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found vulnerabilities in two widely deployed PIN entry devices for chip and PIN cards which could enable the production of counterfeit cards. The attack involves tapping data from key vulnerable points in the devices, but the physical modifications necessary to compromise a device are neither sophisticated or conspicuous. The researchers say the vulnerability is introduced by manufacturing design errors.

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