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Smartcards aren't as smart as Sykipot

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Smartcards aren't as smart as Sykipot

Unread postby Sludge3000 » January 13th, 2012, 11:10 pm

A new strain of the Sykipot Trojan is been used to compromise the Department of Defense-sanctioned smart cards used to authorise network and building access at many US government agencies, according to security researchers.

Smart cards are a standard means of granting active duty military staff, selected reserve personnel, civilian employees and eligible contractors access to intranets at US Army, Navy and the Air Force facilities. They can be used to get into buildings or, when used in conjunction with a static password, to access networks.


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Re: Smartcards aren't as smart as Sykipot

Unread postby Sludge3000 » January 13th, 2012, 11:10 pm

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