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Free Travel for All in London

Or, as The Register reports,

Researchers from Radboud University in Nijmegen revealed two weeks ago they had cracked and cloned London’s Oyster travelcard and the Dutch public transportation travelcard, which is based on the same RFID chip. Attackers can scan a card reading unit, collect the cryptographic key that protects security and upload it to a laptop. Details are then transferred to a blank card, which can be used for free travel.

So now, if you’re in that tricky 16-65 age range, you won’t have to dress like a “young person” or “twirly” to get your free bus travel.

(Anyone know what RFID technology UK national ID cards are/were going to use?)


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