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If one reads the article  above, (Lets look at so-called Smart Cards) the impression is created that all is pretty well with the implementation of the Smart Card, that is, that the Smart Card is indeed, Smart.
But this is not sustained under closer scrutiny.  In fact, the Banks used every effort possible to suppress the publication of the study by Cambridge Scientists, up to the attempt to censure pure research. It is their way: to use blunt force trauma in order to suppress any form of deviation from their desired future course of events.
Please read the letter,   linked below, written by Ross J. Anderson of Cambridge.
Ross John Anderson, FRS, (born 1956) is a researcher, writer, and industry consultant in security engineering. He is Professor in Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he is engaged in the Security Group.
In 1978, Anderson graduated with a BA in mathematics and natural science from Trinity College, Cambridge, and subsequently received a qualification in computer engineering. He worked in the avionics and banking industry before moving in 1992 back to the University of Cambridge, to work on his doctorate under the supervision of Roger Needham and start his career as an academic researcher. He received his PhD in 1995, and became a lecturer in the same year.  He lives near Sandy, Bedfordshire.
In cryptography, he designed with Eli Biham the BEAR, LION and Tiger cryptographic primitives, and coauthored with Biham and Lars Knudsen the block cipher Serpent, one of the finalists in the AES competition. He has also discovered weaknesses in the FISH cipher and designed the stream cipher Pike.
In 1998, Anderson founded the Foundation for Information Policy Research, a think tank and lobbying group on information-technology policy.
Anderson is also a founder of the UK-Crypto mailing list and the economics of security research domain.
He is well-known among Cambridge academics as an outspoken defender of academic freedoms, intellectual property, and other matters of university politics. He is engaged in the Campaign for Cambridge Freedoms and has been an elected member of Cambridge University Council since 2002. In January 2004, the student newspaper Varsity declared Anderson to be Cambridge University’s “most powerful person”.
In 2002, he became an outspoken critic of trusted computing proposals, in particular Microsoft’s Palladium operating system vision.
Anderson’s TCPA FAQ has been characterized by IBM TC researcher David Safford as “full of technical errors” and of “presenting speculation as fact.”
For years Anderson has been arguing that by their nature large databases will never be free of abuse by breaches of security. He has said that if a large system is designed for ease of access it becomes insecure; if made watertight it becomes impossible to use. This is sometimes known as Anderson’s Rule.
Anderson is the author of Security Engineering, published by Wiley in 2001, ISBN 0-471-38922-6.   He was the founder and editor of Computer and Communications Security Reviews.
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