Keep Your Friends Close And Your Smart Cards Closer

I recently had a conversation with Ramesh Karri, professor of electrical engineering and the chair of this year’s security track at DAC. I was discussing, with him, the current state of chip compromise techniques and how this segment is growing by leaps and bounds. Every day it seems there are more and more malcontents bent on finding ways to compromise every type of smart card out there. And... » read more

USA ‘In’ For Chip And Pin

Chip and PIN (or EMV) technology is on its way to a checkout near you whether your retailer likes it or not. With credit card fraud a growing problem for consumers, the USA is about to take the same major step up towards reducing it that was taken by most European countries over a decade ago. Seems logical, so why all the furore around implementing it? At the moment almost all American o... » read more