Experts crack widely used smartcard

David Oswald and Christoph Paar, both expert hackers at the Ruhr University Bochum, who work to uncover flaws in hi-tech security systems, made the announcement in a study published this week. In the study they said they managed to crack the DESFire MF3ICD40 RFID cards, used in transportation systems including in the Czech Republic, United States and Australia, using non-invasive and non-detectable measures.