¨Which implant to get


#1

Hi.
I’m currently in the process of getting my first implant.
And I am sliightly confused with all the different types

I am looking into copying a card for a type of rental car that exists where I live. Mostly because I’m generally just fascinated by the whole idea and because it would make things so much easier.

I was able to scan the card with my phone and get a bunch of things. Technology probably being the most important one.
it got 4 IDs, hex and dec, both also reversed
Technologies: NfcA, MifareClassic, NdefFormatable
Mifare Classic type:Classic
1024 bytes
16 sectors
64 blocks

Just listing everything I’ve got.

Thanks in advance for the help.


#2

You’d need an XM1 but that doesn’t exist anymore. There is a flexM1 in development though - I’m not sure on the timeline/release of it.


#3

Welp.
Guess they are using old technology then? Makes sense, it’s not exactly a new thing and I imagine adjusting over 3000 vehicles just doesn’t go along with profit :stuck_out_tongue:

Damn, not really keen on the flex ones. Might just end up having to drop this idea then.
Don’t really have other uses.


#4

It’s not necessarily “old” but there was an issue where the supplier screwed up the chips and gave Amal bad ones. See xM1+ chip issue thread in DT info


#5

Just curious, but why is that?

Also the xM1+ had notorious range issues since the Chinese chips that do this are not that energy efficient… so some customers (including myself) had issues actually using the xM1+ with anything in the field. The flexM1, in contrast, deals with this problem extremely well, showing a performance at least 10x better than the xM1+.

To be fair, it is very old haha… but because it’s old and no longer considered secure (crypto1 is cracked), it is a very cheap chip to use… which perpetuates it’s use because, as you know, saving a $0.05 per card or tag is apparently much more important than actually using a secure technology.


#6

I’d agree with the sentiment that Flexes aren’t my favorite. I like them and all but install is way worse than an x series.


#7

Ah, I see.
The range would definitely be an issue, yeah. Having to scan through a windscreen and all that.

And yes I’m not too keen on the flex ones because of the process to get them in. Using a injector is one thing. But making the pocket seems really not all that pleasant.

I’ll have to think a while about this in that case.
Any idea when the flexM1 would be available?

Thanks for all the replies.