Government smart card handbook available

If you want some interesting reading after your holiday feast, why not download the US government official smart card handbook? Weighing in at 262 pages this bird is stuffed with info from the basics of smart card and other ID technology to the types of authentication systems used by various agencies.

Get Bus Pirate version from a script

This Perl script demonstrates a way to get the Bus Pirate hardware and firmware version from binary mode. The approach is pretty simple: enter binary mode, reset from binary mode, parse the version information shown on reset (same as ‘i’ in the user terminal). Note that the latest firmware, v2.8, changes the order of version […]