abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed Sep 19 17:49:04 BST 2007
On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 05:30:27PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> I assume that the economic incentives aren't high enough. Whereas my
> understanding was that in the 80s pirates (yar. on topic) would clone
> *custom chips in video games* by slicing them apart and scanning them with
> electron microscopes. Which seems a damn sight harder than software.
Not just the 80s. It's still a current technique for hacking smart cards.
Ah, those happy days of my old satellite receiver bodged with an old
phonecard, some croc clips, a MAX232, and a really scummy 286 laptop.
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