Archive for the 'RFID' Category

RFID Passports – Hi, I’m a Foreigner

Friday, July 14th, 2006

The article “e-Passports: Ready or not here they come” reports on the security and personal safety risks associated with the RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that will be embedded in U.S. passports by August 2006. These tags are meant to be read via radio waves from a “short” distance by a passport reader; they […]

RFID Shot in the Arm

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Referring to a Doctor Fun cartoon in which a man objects to an RFID implant until he learns that the implant is also a cellphone, digital camera, and an MP3 player, Bruce Schneier writes, “This is 100% right.” I agree—in fact, the same argument could apply to the privacy implications of the new version of […]