Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-13 Thread Richard Clayton
In article [EMAIL PROTECTED] hq1.NA.RSA.NET, Trei, Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes From the original article: The software relies on features built into leading currencies. Latest banknotes contain a pattern of five tiny circles. On the £20 note, they're disguised as a musical

Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-09 Thread Matthew Byng-Maddick
On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 05:15:25PM -0400, Trei, Peter wrote: From the original article: The software relies on features built into leading currencies. Latest banknotes contain a pattern of five tiny circles. On the £20 note, they're disguised as a musical notation, on the euro they

Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-08 Thread Axel H Horns
On 6 Jun 2004, at 15:30, R. A. Hettinga wrote: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4940746-102285,00.html Observer Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers Banks win EU support for software blocks to tackle the cottage counterfeiters Tony Thompson, crime

Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-08 Thread bear
On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, Axel H Horns wrote: Hmm hmmm ... and what about Open Source graphics software like Gimp? http://www.gimp.org/ Will Gimp be banned because of everybody can throw out the call to the banknote detection routine? Will the banknote detection software be made publicly

Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-08 Thread jedi
Quoting Axel H Horns [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Will the banknote detection software be made publicly available to the Gimp developer team? This makes the assumption that the gimp developers will include it into future versions. How will that make much of a difference? A savvy coder will just

Re: Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers

2004-06-08 Thread jdean
It's time to start wearing t-shirts bearing the image of a banned banknote. (To circumvent counterfeiting laws, wear the banknote of a foreign country). Imagine the frustration of the police when they can't photocopy your picture.