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ESET: charge point cards are easy to copy due to poor security

Cards for almost all charging points are only protected with a unique ID number that everyone can copy. The cards lack other security components and can thus be stolen by anyone, according to research from ESET.

According to the security company, the charge cards of ‘almost all major charge point providers in some European countries are vulnerable. The passes are only protected with a unique serial number. That can be copied with any app on a phone that can scan NFC. An attacker can load someone else’s name with only the unique serial number of the card. ESET used only a simple NFC writer and a cheap writable Mifare Classic card with only seven bytes of memory. That was enough to copy the card.

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