German Computer Group Finds Airport Security Threat

A German broadcasting company and a group called Chaos Computer Club say they have worked out a way to remotely access data stored on airport employees' key cards. The group says they used a device to covertly read the identification cards of Hamburg airport employees, save the data and then they used it to access secure areas of the airport without detection. It is theorized that the ability to access such data in this manner could make it possible for terrorists to gain access to restricted areas of the airport thus raising security concerns with the German government, the police and airport officials. A review of security procedures has been called for.

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By Planet Data