Tag Archives: PIN

About PIN, the iPhone is about 20 years behind smart cards

I was astonished when I read this article on breaking the iPhone PIN. Some guy has built a device that can guess your iPhone PIN, and he is using a very old trick that was performed on cards years ago. Of course, the exercise is pointless; as noted in the original article, Apple can (will) […]

PINs still under attack!

This summer was very interesting for new attacks. There are two that I really liked, for very different reasons. They are also both attacks on PIN codes, yet they are quite different. The first one is an attack on ATMs, with a thermal camera, hoping that your fingers stay on the keys long enough to […]