The fall of a tiny star

Flavio D. Garcia*, Bart Jacobs

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Abstract

This short paper gives a combined technical-historical account of the fate of the world’s most-used contactless smart card, the MIFARE Classic. The account concentrates on the years 2008 and 2009 when serious security flaws in the MIFARE Classic were unveiled. The story covers, besides the relevant technicalities, the risks of proprietary security mechanisms, the rights and morals wrt. publishing security vulnerabilities, and eventually the legal confrontation in court.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Codebreakers - Essays Dedicated to David Kahn on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday
EditorsJean-Jacques Quisquater, Peter Y.A. Ryan, David Naccache
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages69-87
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783662493007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on The New Codebreakers - Essays Dedicated to David Kahn on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday, 2010 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9100
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on The New Codebreakers - Essays Dedicated to David Kahn on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday, 2010
Country/TerritoryLuxembourg
CityLuxembourg
Period1/01/10 → …

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016.

Copyright:
Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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