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Unformatted text preview: Proof of concept, cloning the OV-Chip card Public transport system in The Netherlands ing. R. Verdult firstname.lastname@example.org Master student computer science, Security of Systems at the Radboud University Nijmegen Supervisor: Flavio D. Garcia Introduction The OV-Chip is a project that digitalizes the payment system for public transport in The Netherlands. It makes use of RFID technology, which offers a contact-less transaction between a gateway and a travelling ticket. This system will eventually replace all the traditional paper tickets. The university sees it as its social responsibility to look critically at potential security issues in such systems, in the common interest of all stakeholders, providing free evaluation and advice. Therefore, I have investigated the possibility to clone a ticket, as part of my master thesis project. A clone is an exact copy of the original ticket which cannot be detected by the gateway, possibly enabling a malicious user to abuse the system. Mifare Cards The OV-Chip uses Mifare cards which are produced by the company NXP. There are two different types being used, Ultralight and Classic. The cheaper Mifare Ultralight cards are different types being used, Ultralight and Classic....
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