Friday, July 31, 2009

Hacking for free parking

San Francisco has been working on a computerized parking meter system for some time. Based on smart cards it should collect parking fees via a smart card. It just looks like that this is not working that well. I am sure most Europeans that know about the Chaos Computer Club, which has been doing a lot of research in that regards are not surprised. What do we learn out of this: Smart cards are not a silver bullet...or if they are then you better know where to aim before shooting yourself in the foot.

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