Postbank to replace 12 million customer smartcards after employees steal master keys

jmcc

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The South African Postbank has to replace 12 million customer smartcards after employees stole the master keys for the system. The security breach put the personal data of millions of people at risk.


The story is behind a paywall but it is quite significant given the cack-handed way that the FG government went about that whole public services card fiasco. While this was not a breach of the technology, (someone reverse engineering the smartcard or finding a vulnerability in the protocols or implementation), it is quite worrying that such a widely used system could be breached so completely and so easily. This isn't on the same level as a hack of Sky's system as the Postbank cards are apparently used for social welfare services. The focus on the FG Public Services Card was purely on the Data Protection/Privacy angle rather than the security and integrity of the system. Was the FG public services card subject to any security analysis by professionals?
 


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Nothing about it yet in the Irish media. Wonder if they even know what happened?
 

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Nothing about it yet in the Irish media. Wonder if they even know what happened?
Sith Ifricans robbing each other just ain't news any more. Even Sith Ifricans raping and murdering each other in huge numbers barely makes the grade. If you don't like it stay away.
 

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Sith Ifricans robbing each other just ain't news any more. Even Sith Ifricans raping and murdering each other in huge numbers barely makes the grade. If you don't like it stay away.
What's with telling white people that black lives matter when it's black people who seem to have a far greater need to be told?
 


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