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+ - New German government ID hacked by CCC

Submitted by wiedzmin
wiedzmin (1269816) writes "Public broadcaster ARD's show 'Plusminus' teamed up with a known hacker organization "Chaos Computer Club" (CCC) to find out how secure the controversial new radio-frequency (RFID) chips were. The report shows how they used the basic new home scanners that will go along with the cards (for use with home computers to process the personal data for official government business) to demonstrate that scammers would have few problems extracting personal information. This includes two fingerprint scans and a new six-digit PIN number meant to be used as a digital signature for official government business and beyond."
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New German government ID hacked by CCC

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