Ross Anderson

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Ross Anderson is a cryptographer and security researcher at Cambridge University. His home page has links to many publications.

Anderson's book Security Engineering is standard text in the field. The first edition, and a few chapters of the second, are available online.

Anderson's graduate students make a habit of breaking almost every smartcard system that comes out. In 2010, they published a man-in-the-middle attack on EMV or chip-and-pin[1], an authentication system very widely used in banking.


  1. Steven J. Murdoch, Saar Drimer, Ross Anderson and Mike Bond (2010), EMV PIN verification “wedge” vulnerability