MIT researchers and Texas Instruments have developed a new radio-frequency (RFID) chip that it calls “hack-proof.”
The high-security chip, if it hits mainstream adoption, could well be a game-changer that could help prevent credit card fraud (through contactless payments), for instance. That’s because it sets itself apart from other RFID-chips. The chip is able to resist power-glitch attacks, which can be used to bypass limits on incorrect password entries in password-protected devices, because it comes with on-board power that is “virtually impossible to cut,” according to the press release.
Surprise: MIT just painted a giant target on this chip’s back. It almost begs the community to rip it to pieces.
Original Source: ZDNet
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