RFID in Libraries

1/19/2005

Chip security

Filed under: — Laura @ 11:57 am

Computerworld has a great article about Securing RFID information.

Our old friend RFDump is mentioned, as well as the security vulnerabilities hotlisting and racing. It’s good to note that the vulnerabilites were inherent in the standards and that RFDump was not a “hack” per se. The article discusses how next gen UHF chips have some protection designed-in. Racing is avoided via “masking.” Bear in mind that masking does not equal encryption. It only hides the data. If that data is found, it’s still readable.

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