Collocation Access

Henry Yen henry at
Mon Oct 23 21:17:47 UTC 2006

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 14:26:53PM -0500, Stasiniewicz, Adam wrote:
> That is true for strip card (credit card style) and simple prox cards.
> But what I have been seeing more often is that companies are using the
> smart card and wireless smart card variety for high security areas.  So
> instead of having a card that will always return the same value (making
> it easy to duplicate) the smart cards will use good old fashion PKI to
> mutually authenticate the card to the reader and the reader to the card.
> This way, the card won't give out its security information until the
> card reader is verified to be a legit member of the security system.  In

However, speaking of smart (non-simple-proximity) card security:

   Linkname: Researchers See Privacy Pitfalls in No-Swipe Credit Cards - New York Times

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
>> Warren Kumari
>> Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 1:34 PM

[ mild snippage ]

>> These are trivial to clone -- all you need is a reader hooked up to a PC
>> and you can read the number off the card. You can then buy a batch of

Henry Yen                                       Aegis Information Systems, Inc.
Senior Systems Programmer                       Hicksville, New York

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