Some RFID chips vulnerable to hacking

Monday, 31 January 2005, 10:48 AM EST

Tiny radio-transmitter chips that make possible high-security car keys and swipe-by petrol passes can be cracked using cheap technology, US computer experts said on Saturday.

The radio-frequency identification (or RFID) system uses a relatively simple code that criminals can easily decipher, making it easier to steal a car or get a free tankful of petrol, the team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and RSA Laboratories said.

At Tech Central.

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