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reviewed Leave Closed Preview of Planned Backdoors in Smart phones and their OSs
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comment Preview of Planned Backdoors in Smart phones and their OSs
Did you mean backdoor rather than backport? Making lists of phones with no known backdoors would be futile: these things come and go — most backdoors are hidden anyway.
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comment What is stored on a banking card and how is it protected?
@SonnyOrdell Do you mean when they first came out in the early to mid-1990s, or when they crossed the Channel in the mid 2000s? AFAIR chip cards weren't used for banking until they did have more security than a magstripe card (which can be simply be read). The problem with chip cards is that the banks were claiming (and often still claim) that chip cards are invulnerable and that the protocols are flawless, neither of which is of course true.
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answered What is stored on a banking card and how is it protected?
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revised What is stored on a banking card and how is it protected?
a comment clarifies that chip-and-pin is what the question is about; the initial wording made it seem that chip-and-pin cards have no chip!
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revised What is stored on a banking card and how is it protected?
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comment What is stored on a banking card and how is it protected?
@cpast In most of Europe, all bank cards have been chip cards for at least a few years.
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reviewed Close Things to remember while building a password manager
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reviewed Reject When do I use IPsec tunnel mode or transport mode?
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reviewed Close KakaoTalk message encryption
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reviewed Reject Can A Powered Down Cell Phone be Turned On Remotely?
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reviewed Reject Limit Packets Per Second
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reviewed Close Session cookies not been retrieved or copied anymore?
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reviewed Leave Open What Man-made Physical Threat Could Pose Severe Danger to a Server Farm?
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comment Windows 7 Bitlock TMP Startup Pin
Did you mean TPM, or is TMP some Windows acronym that I'm unfamiliar with? If there's a TPM involved, you need to give us way more information, including exact hardware and software models. You're trying to bypass a security feature; there's no generic solution for that, otherwise that feature would be completely useless. What have you tried so far? What's your endgoal: getting at encrypted data, taking control of the hardware, something else?
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reviewed Close Security through obfuscation
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reviewed Looks OK Is there a way to mimic http request of a compiled program?
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reviewed Close Find the service creation date in Windows?
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reviewed Close What tools are available for iOS vulnerability assessment and penetration testing