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.
Brenno de Winter was identified as a suspect after telling the public about how Holland's new transit chip card system could be defrauded.
Brenno de Winter says case is hindering his writing about smart-card security and other security news and restricting his travel.
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.
Court rules that preventing violation of RFID chip security flaw research would violate freedom of expression for Dutch University.
The race to deploy smart meters poses security and privacy risks to consumers and threatens the infrastructure, according to experts.
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.
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.
Civil-rights group and others say a proposed Nevada bill could land innocent security researchers doing legitimate radio frequency identification work in jail.
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.