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Re: Smartcard Security - Suggested Hardware
From: Matt Neely <matt-lists () matthewneely com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 00:07:31 -0500

Check out Makinterface (http://www.makinterface.com/) for smart card related hardware. They sell readers, card emulators and inline sniffers to see the data being passed between a smart card and a reader. They make quality hardware I've used on a couple of assessments, they also make a great magstripe analysis tool (http://www.makinterface.com/makstusbe.php3). The Smartcard Explores Set (http://www.makinterface.com/smartcre.php3) is a good starting point. Be warned they are located in Europe so give plenty of time for shipping.

The forums (http://www.makinterface.de/forum/) would also be a good place to research information on smartcards.

Cheers,
Matt

http://www.matthewneely.com/

bin4ry wrote:
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Hi together,

at university i am working on a project which tries to identify
vulnerabilities in a smartcard system which consists of the actual
smartcard plus a (pseudo?)level-3 reader (reader has a pinpad plus a
display). This system will be used in major cities and we want to make
people aware of the fact that it is (probably) pretty unsecure.

At the moment we are in the pre-information gathering phase: We are
about to import knowledge about smartcards, used protocols, etc.

Since i want to dump the contents of that smartcard and maybe even
rewrite it to another, empty card i need a smartcard reader/writer.

Does anyone has ever done a pentest on that kind of system? Can somebody
suggest special hardware? I know that the chaos computer club (ccc;
local hacking group) has made its own reader/writer but this one isnt
available any more.

If you could hook me up with any info regarding this theme (books?), i
really much would appreciate it.

Kind regards
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