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SIM card flaw said to allow hijacking of millions of phones

Vulnerability in the security key that protects the card could allow eavesdropping on phone conversations, fraudulent purchases, or impersonation of the handset's owner, a security researcher warns.

By July 21, 2013


Dutch reporter won't be charged for transit card fraud

Brenno de Winter was identified as a suspect after telling the public about how Holland's new transit chip card system could be defrauded.

By September 9, 2011


Journalist faces charges over transit card flaw reports

Brenno de Winter says case is hindering his writing about smart-card security and other security news and restricting his travel.

By August 1, 2011


Mobile phone e-wallets get closer to reality

Visa to roll out mobile payment system that lets people add a microSD card to their smartphones to make payments. It touts the system as safer than using a plain old credit card.

By February 18, 2011


Dutch court allows publication of Mifare security hole research

Court rules that preventing violation of RFID chip security flaw research would violate freedom of expression for Dutch University.

By July 18, 2008


Money trumps security in smart-meter rollouts, experts say

The race to deploy smart meters poses security and privacy risks to consumers and threatens the infrastructure, according to experts.

By June 15, 2010


Q&A: Researcher Karsten Nohl on mobile eavesdropping

Researcher who tackled smart card security last year talks to CNET about how easy it is to listen in on GSM-based mobile phone calls now that the encryption has been cracked.

By January 1, 2010


Cracking GSM phone crypto via distributed computing

Researcher wants people to contribute computing resources to create an open-source code book anyone can use to decode the encryption that secures mobile phone communications.

By August 25, 2009


EFF: Nevada bill would outlaw some RFID research

Civil-rights group and others say a proposed Nevada bill could land innocent security researchers doing legitimate radio frequency identification work in jail.

By February 20, 2009


Taking the classical approach to security

RSA chief scientist Ari Juels explains why classical literature has a place in IT security, and what to make of security in radio frequency identification.

By December 24, 2008