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The Register: The GIMP Threatens PIN Number Security

Aug 27, 2005, 21:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lester Haines)

"This must be a first: Linux image manipulation programme the GIMP has been fingered as a possible tool in uncovering people's PIN numbers as sent through the post. It's not all open source gloom, though, Photoshop can also be used to, in certain circumstances, enhance illicitly-obtained printed PIN numbers.

"That, at least, is the conclusion of University of Cambridge reserachers who looked at the tamper-proof stationery used to deliver said numbers to expectant punters..."

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