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[BBC] Chip and pin 'weakness' exposed by Cambridge researchers

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A vulnerability in the widely used chip and pin payment system has been exposed by Cambridge University researchers.

Cards were found to be open to a form of cloning, despite past assurances from banks that chip and pin could not be compromised.

Poor implementation of cryptography methods were behind the flaw, researchers said.

They accused some banks of "systematically" suppressing information about the vulnerabilities.

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Since when can anything not be compromised?
   
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What is that, five BBC articles you've posted in the last hour?
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What is that, five BBC articles you've posted in the last hour?

Probably closer to 7?
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What is that, five BBC articles you've posted in the last hour?
I rather appreciate it because I don't check every news site, and in this case, I would've missed a lot. So thanks for posting!

OT: I find this rather disturbing. Maybe keeping my money under the mattress is more secure. thumb.gif
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Scary figures, well of course banks are going to suppress the information to save on refunds. Its how they make money but now with this more and more people will be able to "prove" that there money got "stolen".
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