RESEARCH SUGGESTS SMART CARD SECURITY FLAW

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A new study by Bell Communications Research here raised questions about the security of smart cards -- and raised eyebrows among food retailers considering the technology.However, the soon-to-be published theoretical research points to a possible chink in the armor that may allow counterfeiting.Smart cards' supposed tamper-proof security feature is one reason the state of Ohio

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- A new study by Bell Communications Research here raised questions about the security of smart cards -- and raised eyebrows among food retailers considering the technology.

However, the soon-to-be published theoretical research points to a possible chink in the armor that may allow counterfeiting.

Smart cards' supposed tamper-proof security feature is one reason the state of Ohio committed to a smart-card based electronic benefits transfer program. The state

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