Demo highlights prox limitations but wrongfully lumps in contactless
Northern Arizona University submits comments, migration to contacless smart cards was underway before stunt
Any campus card administrator will tell you that understanding where your card system’s vulnerabilities lie is imperative, and understanding your card technology and its limits, be it mag stripe, bar code, prox or contactless is a crucial component of this understanding.
There are, however, some folks out there asking the difficult questions and prompting universities to think about their card systems and how they could potentially be compromised. Walt Augustinowicz, founder of Identity Stronghold, has made it his mission to visit campuses across the country to show universities and students alike that their cards might be subject to what he calls a “bump and clone” attack.