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Re: Latest smartcard software



   >   From [email protected] Wed Jan 21 03:38:35 1998
   >   
   >   The Independent Smartcard Developer Association, the only non-vendor
   >   controlled smartcard related industry organization, announces their latest
   >   release of SIO/STEST.
   >   
   >   SIO/STEST is a developer toolkit that provides drivers for most popular
   >   smartcard readers as well as card support for a wide range of crypto
   >   capable smartcards. SIO/STEST provides the tools required by the
   >   application programmer to integrate smartcards with their application.
   >   
   >   As always, your feedback is appreciated.

Is this for a "cypherpunks" smartcard, or for hacking them?

Smartcards tend to be transponders, and to want to gobble up
all other cards...bad card, bad card.

Excerpt from the Cryptography Manifesto enclosed.
---guy



Consider it an NSA proposal to issue everyone a Universal Biometrics Card.
 
Everyone in the world.
 
#   By John Walker -- [email protected], Revision 8 -- February 28th, 1994
#
#   Operationally, the Universal Biometrics Card serves as the cardholder's
#   identification   for   all   forms   of   transactions    and
#   interactions.    It  can  potentially  replace  all  the
#   following forms of identification and credentials:
#
#           Passport and visas
#           House and car keys
#           Driver's license and automobile registration(s)
#           Employee ID card
#           Bank credit, debit, and automatic teller cards
#           Health insurance card
#           Medical history/blood type/organ donor cards
#           Automobile insurance card
#           Telephone credit card(s)
#           Membership card for clubs, museums, etc.
#           Frequent flyer club card(s) and flight coupons
#           Car rental discount card(s)
#           Train, bus, airplane, toll road and bridge tickets
#           Airline flight boarding pass
#           Train and bus pass and subscription card
#           WHO immunisation certificate
#           Personal telephone directory
#           Personal telephone number
#           Passwords for access to computers, data services, and networks
#           Software subscription access keys
#           Cable and satellite TV subscriptions
#           Cellular phone and personal digital assistant personal ID
#           Encryption keys for secure electronic mail, phone, and FAX
#           Electronic signature key
#
#           Cash
#
#   Of course, use of the Universal Biometrics
#   Card will start out as voluntary...
 
They'll say hey, you've already surrendered your biometric number
during fingerprinting for driver's licenses.
 
It will be too late.
 
The high-tech American Leviathan will be in place.