On the heels of two independent research teams demonstrating hacks of the Mifare Classic RFID chip algorithm, the Dutch government has issued a public warning about the security of access keys based on it. The minister of interior affairs, in a letter to parliament, wrote that there are plans for government institutions to take “additional security measures to safeguard security.” It is no laughing matter, as the technology is used by transit operators in London, Boston, and the Netherlands. Read more