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 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 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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