Security Wake Up Call

In today’s show, adapted from an article published this month on the Oscar Web site written by Brevy Cannon, we look at the work of UVa graduate student Karsten Nohl whose research has demonstrated that the encryption used by the now ubiquitous smart card is much easier to break than previously thought.

If you hold a credit card issued in the past 18 months, or use a touchless keycard to open doors at your office, or ride the subway with a reusable fare card, chances are good that you have used a card or ticket with a tiny wireless security chip embedded in it.

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