17 January, 2008
In addition to the German hackers who broke into the new Dutch transport smart card recently, it has emerged that students from Radboud university in Nijmegen had succeeded in also hacking into the disposable version of the smart card (ov-chipkaart). The privacy watchdog CBP said its research showed the cards broke privacy regulations. They found that information on passenger behavior is being stored for almost seven years and personal details are too easy to read. Smart cards are due to replace paper tickets on all trams, buses and trains in 2009 and are currently being trialed in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
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