Wednesday April 8, 2020

Luas smartcard open to fraud

A smartcard chip being used in pay-as-you-go cards on the Luas tram system in Dublin can be copied by fraudsters to allow free travel.

26th July, 2008

A smartcard chip being used in pay-as-you-go cards on the Luas tram system in Dublin can be copied by fraudsters to allow free travel.

Despite this, the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has just invited applications for tenders to provide up to 150,000 more of the travel cards.

According to the call for tenders earlier this month: ‘‘The successful tenderer will be required to submit the price and availability and, if awarded the contract (three years in...

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