Stories by Brenno de Winter

New ACTA leak reveals internal conflicts among negotiators

Countries negotiating the secretive Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement are clashing over a proposed three-strikes regulation, the legal basis for such a treaty and the lack of transparency in the process, according to newly leaked documents.

Software for reprogramming RFID access cards made public

Three weeks ago scientists published the algorithm of the Mifare Classic chip used in access control systems. Now an open-source project enables practical use of the algorithm. People could ride public transportation for free or gain unauthorized access to buildings.

Researchers show how to crack popular smart cards

Researchers have published a cryptographic algorithm and source code that could be used to duplicate smart cards used by several major transit systems, including Boston's Charlie Card and the London Oyster card.

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