Monday, February 22, 2010

Phish and chips

Ross Anderson and his colleagues have successfully, if that be the right word, broken the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) security protocol, popularly known as "Chip and PIN". This technology is widely used in Europe and other parts of the world, including South Africa, to secure bank cards. For more see:

Anderson's book is still the best available general text on the engineering issues around information and network security.

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