In between other stuff I also found time ... / 2011-01-12

2011-01-12 In between other stuff I also found time ...
In between other stuff I also found time to play with the touchatag rfid reader I ordered.

Some of the things which got me interested which I previously did not mention:

After an article in the Dutch magazine PC-active how easy it is to access your data on the ov-chipkaart people (naturally) got interested again. People on the site www.ov-chipkaart.org started decoding the card. Resulting in a wiki with all known data on the ov-chipkaart decoded which got implemented as open-source scripts to decode and view your own ov-chipkaart dump. Including lists of known station numbers.

In true open-source style: a lot of cooperation (browse the comments on the ov-chipkaart.org site to see this happen) and people sharing the tools they wrote so other people can improve them.

The next implementation of the ov-chipkaart with better security, positive effects for the traveller and improved privacy for the traveller can learn from this. Give people access to their own data (and not just through a crappy website) and learn from projects like the one above. Transportation rfid cards from other countries also get decoded, read for example Public transportation passes and their secrets

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