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Sunday, August 06, 2006

why hackers are good


RFID is the new future-tech craze quickly being planned for implementation in every aspect of our lives. In short, tiny chips with radio wires that send signals to recievers, allowing you to walk out of wallmart with a cart full of stuff, and have it tally up and charge to your account as you exit the door. This is allready used in livestock, pets, shipping containers, and apparently German passports.

Now researchers at Vrije University in the Netherlands have shown that none of this is secure. Their device can emulate RFID signals scanned at an earlier time, as well as block the scanning of loval chips. For now it's back to the drawing board for RFID tech.


Blogger Mark said...

i've heard of people putting viruses in them too.

8:15 AM  

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