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RFID Protect ENews 1 | 2010

Issue 001: Summer 2010

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In today's RFID Protect ENews:

  • Researchers find problems with RFID passport cards
  • An article from 2008, highlighting potential security risks associated with RFID enabled (biometric) passports. Since 2006, all British passports issued are RFID enabled.

    "It would be relatively easy for someone to read your passport card",
    said Tadayoshi Kohno, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington.

  • How secure is RFID? Are you at risk?
  • Security and privacy risks of embedded RFID in everyday things - the 'E-Passport and Beyond 2007 Study'.

  • Get updates via SMS by texting follow RFIDProtectUK to 86444 in the United Kingdom.

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Global News Headlines

Cash on the decline in UK
A report from UK’s Payments Council has revealed that cash payments in the UK are in sharp decline. Some 80 million debit cards were issued in the UK last year, accounting for £264 billion in sales - quadruple the value of 1999’s figures.

Scientist reveals potential vulnerability of contactless chips
A new study found that simple devices - constructed from $20 disposable cameras and RF antennas - can disrupt the signals produced by chip-embedded smart cards.

Oyster card upgrade underway
Transport for London, issuer of the popular Oyster Card, is in the process of upgrading to new, more secure cards.

Security Risks With RFID - news from RFID Journal
Companies need to protect their data by ensuring that the RFID technology they adopt supports their corporate security policies.

Texas Instruments' history of RFID
Learn about the timeline of Texas Instruments' RFID development, from 1989 onwards.


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New RFID Products/ Notices

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