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Bank cards - chips vs mag stripe security - Information ...

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RFID is a technology for contactless cards. A basic smart card is not RFID-able; for decades, payment smart cards were not RFID; to talk to the chip you had to plug to it (that's what happens in a payment terminal).

In recent years, a number of banks have begun to promote some extra "electronic cash" systems. With such a system, an RFID-able chip is added into a...

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Are keys or RFID tags more secure access control solutions?

  

 

Are higher-security RFID tokens susceptible to power analysis attacks? As for "cloning keys from space", that's funny :) -  Deer Hunter Jul 18 '13 at 5:35

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@DeerHunter a power analysis attack would be against a specific installation or implementation, not against the underlying technology itself. Perhaps, for example, model X123 would be vulnerable if installed according to figure 3...

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Are keys or RFID tags more secure access control solutions?

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@DeerHunter a power analysis attack would be against a specific installation or implementation, not against the underlying technology itself. Perhaps, for example, model X123 would be vulnerable if installed according to figure 3 in...

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Related topics : rfid based security and access control system / rfid key tag / rfid security tag reader / rfid tag security issues / rfid tag reader system

How can RFID/NFC tags not be cloned when they are passive ...

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I like how this answer also explains the low-level stuff like how the card actually gets powered and talks to the reader. -  André Borie Aug 2 '16 at 2:48

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I forgot i wasn't on the electronics stackexchange for a second.. good answer. -  James Trotter Aug 2 '16 at 7:35

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Disagree on the part of impossible to "clone" or "copy" . Anything that store digitally can be clone, just...

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User authentication with smart cards or RFID on Mac (OS X ...

I am developing a software that handles privacy sensitive data in a local network environment, using Mac computers, to which only a select group of people may have access.

I need to understand how I can provide secure and personalized access to the (same) data by each authorized person.

The data is stored in a SQL database (currently Sqlite but eventually probably Postgresql) and shall be...

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physical - Using RFID-only on door lock to house ...

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I like this answer. I recently was in a conversation about bike locks, which although made of pretty hard steel, are often easy to crack with bump keys. I recommended the usage of $20-flea-market-bikes in areas where it is likely that bikes get stolen instead of buying a $100 lock that can't protect your $1000 bike... Of course this doesn't apply to houses where naturally most of your stuff...

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