What have millions of insecure rfid chip cards, which are used, among other things, for access controls, and an increasing number of car hells with the rings to do secure sealing? For ross anderson a lot. The professor of security engineering at the university of cambridge pays these phenomena to the heavy collateral damage of the first round of the continued crypto wars of the 1990s.
At that time, the us government tried under prasident bill clinton to largely prevent the export of hardware and software for secure closure procedures and also destroy us burger when using cryptographic solutions with the clipper chip. Scientists and burgerechtler had already warned that with such restrictive politics the it security has been massively affected. It only helps criminals if the industry consciously install weaknesses in their products must not be closed or laughing in the interest of security robes.
Blockade with consequences
Us deputy presentation al gore officially ended the fight against the it economy in 2000. However, the massive consequences are still trailable, anderson explained on monday on the remote chaos communication congress (rc3). According to anderson, for example, all wireless attenuation systems of cars use insufficient shutters. Therefore, it is not surprised that the number of car help meters has almost doubled in recent years. Although not all these deeds are due to weak suspension. The crypto was guided into a false culture in this area.