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We've received from anonymous a report on breaking
Mondex's pilot system by TNO along with a confidential
1996 memo describing the break:
TNO's Ernst Bovenlander gave some details of these
attacks (though he didn't mention Mondex as the target).
He showed an electron micrograph of a fuzed link in a
smartcard; while intact, this link activated a test mode in
which the card contents were simply dumped to the
serial port. The TNO attack was to bridge the link with
two microprobes. At the last RSA conference, Tom
Rowley of National Semiconductor reported a similar
attack on an unnamed chip using an ion beam to
rewrite the link .
Included is a letter from the Bank of New Zealand to
Electronic Frontier Canada attempting to suppress
publication of the memo.