[Owasp-Malaysia] Take down notice of Cambridge master thesis

najmi.zabidi at gmail.com najmi.zabidi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 25 20:21:31 EST 2010


>From /.

"Representatives of the UK banking industry have sent a take-down
notice (PDF link) to Cambridge University, demanding that they censor
a student's webpage as well as his masters thesis (PDF) . The banks'
objection is that the information contained in the report might be
used to exploit a vulnerability in the Chip and PIN system, used
throughout Europe and Canada for credit and debit card payments. The
system was revealed to be fundamentally flawed earlier this year, as
it allowed criminals to use a stolen card with any PIN. Cambridge
University has resisted the demands and has sent a response to the
bankers explaining why they will keep the page online."


Before the censorship realized (which I doubt it will), download the
thesis here:
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~osc22/docs/mphil_acs_osc22.pdf

Read it if you having problem to sleep.


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