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Hack-proof RFID chips

February 3, 2016

New technology could secure credit cards, key cards, and pallets of goods in warehouses.

Researchers have designed an RFID chip that prevents so-called side-channel attacks, which analyze patterns of memory access or fluctuations in power usage when a device is performing a cryptographic operation, in order to extract its cryptographic key. Pictured here is a standard RFID chip.

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