RFID in Libraries


Flashscan/Library Automation Technologies announce RFID encryption

Filed under: — Laura @ 8:58 am

Flashscan/Library Automation Technologies has created Flashscan RFID Encryption Envelope (FREE) which claims to solve one of the eavesdropping vulnerability mentioned in Molnar’s article. FREE will encrypt the communication between an RFID reader/write device and a tag.

Better still, they are making the solution available as a standalone API set for licensing by ILS and library software vendors.

I’ve been talking to a few of the other vendors and the Flashscan announcement was news to them. Since best practices are still emerging it might be a good idea to ask your prospective vendors about their awareness of the vulnerabilities and what they would be willing to do to mitigate the problems. Kudos to Flashscan for their proactivity!

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