smart cards

India metro smart cards vulnerable to ‘free top-up’ bug

India’s mass rapid transit systems — or metro, as it’s known locally — rely on commuter smart cards that are vulnerable to exploitation and allow anyone to effectively travel for free.

Apple adds student ID cards into Apple Wallet to access buildings, buy food and more

The education market has long been one of the cornerstones of growth for Apple’s hardware business, and today the company is leveraging its popularity in it, specifically among college-aged stud

Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN

Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense group Thales -- in a deal worth around $5.43BN. 

Stratos Card To Shut Down Just Six Months After Launching

The Stratos Card is about to jump in the deadpool. The company behind the universal credit card is shutting down, TechCrunch has confirmed from several sources. Founded in 2012 by Thiago Olson and Chr

Plastc Launches A Coin Competitor As The Smart Card Market Heats Up

Two serial entrepreneurs have launched Plastc, a competitor to the digital smart card Coin, as the market for new payment technologies gets increasingly crowded. The two companies are vying for mar


I was under the impression that we had a good thing going with a separate functionality between USB-connected devices and media which you placed in an optical drive. Apparently, I was wrong. American-