WJLA News reports that a University of Virginia graduate student and two fellow hackers have cracked code contained in smart cards. Information security rears it’s head again!

The company claims they only got a portion of the code, but depending on what they got, it could be enough to launch a feasible attack against those keys. Any reduction in bits can make a huge difference in the time required to retrieve a key.

You know, those smart card guys would have gotten away with a sub-par setup if it weren’t for those meddling kids…

This post originally appeared on BrandenWilliams.com.