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Smart Cards Vulnerable to Photo-Flash Attacks? 217

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the now-thats-an-issue dept.
belphegor writes "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found a way to use a camera flash and microscope to extract data from smart cards. " Notable because its apparently relatively simple to do and really throws a monkey wrench into a variety of businesses that use smart cards to store important data.
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Smart Cards Vulnerable to Photo-Flash Attacks?

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Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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