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SecureRF Announces Multi-Mode Sensor LIME Tag for the IoT, and an Update to its Credentialing Solution

New MY01 LIME Tag provides integrated Cellular, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), classic Bluetooth, and Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity on single platform with security and sensors MY01 utilizes Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) for identification, authentication and symmetric security for on-tag data protection Integrates with Veridify Internet of Things (IoT) cloud-based platform for real-time visibility and monitoring…

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Licensing Cryptography In The Smart Card Industry

Contributed at Joanne C. Kelleher Chris Corum, executive editor at SecureID News wrote an interesting article about enforcing license agreements for crypto in the Smart Card industry (Monday, May 4, 2009). Smart card vulnerability, license fees and patent law, discusses how Cryptography Research won a legal settlement against Visa and is now collecting licensing fees.…

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SecureRF receives SBIR grant to develop a secure, satellite-enabled, RFID system

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher SecureRF Corporation has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the United States Air Force (USAF) for a secure, satellite-enabled, radio frequency identification (RFID) system. The secure global RFID system is intended to verify the actual location, and precisely track in-transit assets without providing targeting…

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A Quiz on Hacking Transportation Cards

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher My household is starting to think about back to school, so here is a quiz for you: Students/researchers at ______(a)_______ hacked the ______(b)____ transportation card. These researchers planned to share results at _______(c)_________. The _____(d)______ Transportation Authority filed an injunction to prevent presentation, claiming that disclosing the details would inflict…

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Consumers Misunderstand How RFID Works

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher A new paper from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley says that consumers have misunderstandings about how RFID works and the security issues related to the technology. The report, Where’s The Beep?: Security, Privacy, and User Misunderstandings of RFID, issued by researchers Jennifer King and Andrew McDiarmid, focused on…

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Another RFID Hack – Contactless Credit Cards

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher Another week and another blog entry about hacking RFID – this time it is contactless credit cards. Unlike the Mifare story which has received lots of international attention (see, so far this story had only been picked up by a few technology blogs. Maybe it is old news just presented…

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RFID Hack: Is That Your Credit Card Number on the Screen?

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher At this year’s Black Hat security conference there was another hack on RFID from security researcher Adam Laurie. He was able to pull up the American Express credit card account data, including name, account number and expiration date, from the wallet of a volunteer and display it on the big screen…

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The Response to the Response

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher In response to the negative press about the U.S. Passport Cards there has been some feedback from those people involved with the program. It seems highly unusual for current and prior Government officials to write an opinion piece or a letter to the editor. Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Screening and…

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Honk If It's You

Contributed by Louis Parks There was an interesting item in the New York Times today that should give anyone who says, The ability to track anything from any distance with RFID is overblown a need to rethink their position. It appears a new ad campaign for the Mini Cooper uses the RFID tag embedded in…

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