Researchers create smart-card-stealing malware

11/19/2012 | PCWorld

A Luxembourg-based security research team has created a prototype of malware that infects designated USB ports on Windows PCs, allowing hackers to take control of smart cards, used by governments, banks and other entities to authenticate end users and sign digital documents. The proof-of-concept malware, tested using a national electronic identity card from Belgium, includes a keylogger that steals the PIN number or password associated with the smart card.

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