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Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze, Part II 170

McGruber (1417641) writes In December 2013, Slashdot reported the arrest of seven metro Atlanta residents for allegedly selling counterfeit MARTA Breeze cards, stored-value smart cards that passengers use as part of an automated fare collection system on Atlanta's subway. Now, six months later (June 2014), the seven suspects have finally been indicted. According to the indictment, the co-conspirators purchased legitimate Breeze cards for $1, then fraudulently placed unlimited or monthly rides on the cards. They then sold the fraudulent cards to MARTA riders for a discounted cash price. Distributors of the fraudulent cards were stationed at several subway stations. The indictment claims that the ring called their organization the "Underground Railroad."
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Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze, Part II

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 28, 2014 @06:10PM (#47342339)

    Your silly justifications ignore that its all supposition. You have no empirical basis for anything you're saying.

    As opposed to what you're doing? Reasoning that "You don't have any empirical basis for saying what you do therefore I'm right even though I didn't give empirical evidence either," doesn't even work if there wasn't empirical evidence, since at best both sides would just be talking out of their rear. But there are actually a lot of studies and effort to understand efficiency of such systems and how much government money gains or loses on different projects. Those actually interested in the issues can seek that out easy enough, while people who are just looking for stupid arguments will sit here complaining about the other side lacking empirical evidence while not offering any of their own, regardless of which side of the issue they are on.

The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the `social sciences' is: some do, some don't. -- Ernest Rutherford