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Flaws in chip and pin bank card security identified


Scientists have identified security flaws in chip and pin technology that they say are so serious as to require a rethink of the whole system.

The Cambridge University researchers discovered a loophole that could be used to make bank card payments without knowing the correct pin.

Susan Watts reports.


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