Feb. 11th, 2010

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http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/security/banking/nopin/oakland10chipbroken.pdf
"In this paper we describe and demonstrate a protocol flaw which allows criminals to use a genuine card to make a payment without knowing the card's PIN, and to remain undetected even when the merchant has an online connection to the banking network."

http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2010/02/11/chip-and-pin-is-broken/
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Like John Scalzi, "like all forward-thinking folk I have switched on Google Buzz, because what I need more than anything else in the world is to have yet one more social network to be on. That said, my reaction to it so far seems to be similar to the reaction of most of the people I've seen on it, which is “okay, now what?”"

The answer to "what does it do that other things don't already" certainly doesn't seem to be better privacy.

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