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Re: Weaknesses in Smart Cards? (Re: FLA_wed)

On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Timothy C. May wrote:

[... much deleted but boiling down to: ]

> Not a good journalistic trend, in my opinion.

Yah, but since 40-bit cyphers is seen by the "media" as something most
people don't use, but "smart cards" are just another type of
fraud-resistant credit card being used by Everyone Already, of course,
they have to start a stampede now.

I wonder if this isn't just plain Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt rearing
its ugly head... does Lucent (they were the ones, right?) have a competing

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