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Submission + - Taipei Metro Stored-Value Cards Cracked (focustaiwan.tw)

thomas8166 writes: "A man who allegedly hacked into the EasyCard system and put NT$9,000 (US$295.45) on each of three cards was nabbed by police and handed over to the Shilin District Prosecutors Office on grounds of violating e-ticket distribution and management regulations. More than one billion smart cards worldwide share the same encryption system used by EasyCard, including Oyster Card in London, CharlieCard in Boston, U Pass in South Korea, Brazil's RioCard, Sube-T in Madrid and China's I Pass, the report noted. The cards used MIFARE chips, which have been cracked in the past."

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