michael taylor wrote:

The city is playing a $10M game of catchup to stymie thieves using
bogus credit cards to get free parking

An assuming read. The article mentions the "Europark Card"; you buy it online for $15 (the web site is still up) and it gets you free parking in various cities in Australia, US, and Canada. Here is a link to a demo video on YouTube:


Unlike the recent Oyster Card crack (London, UK), Toronto's "free" parking problem does not seem to have been caused by bad cryptography -- at least, there is no mention of cryptography in the article. It goes to show that there's more to systems security than just crypto.


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