IoT Security Blog

Articles and Posts on IoT Security, Embedded Systems, and the Internet of Things

Nip/Tuck comes to RFID

Contributed by Louis Parks: IBM announced a new method they have patented called Clipped Tag Technology. It is as easy to explain as it is to use. A consumer simply pulls off the RFID antennae from a RFID-enabled tag hung on the outside of an item to shorten the read range. Not clear enough you…
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RFID Security: Sooner or Later

Contributed by Louis Parks: Shannon Kellogg of RSA recently posted a blog (no longer available) where he felt people in Europe and the United States are getting too worked up over the security and privacy issues around RFID. He feels it is too soon to pressure the industry to require safeguards and it is better…
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Fair and Balanced?

Contributed by Louis Parks The Smart Card Alliance issued a press release this week (link no longer available) in attempt to clarify the pitfalls of relying on RFID technology to secure our borders. Unfortunately, its partial views, questionable reference to unrelated events, and failing to address the actual performance needs of the Passport card weaken…
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"Kill Bill"

Louis Parks discusses the Veto of California RFID Bill: At the end of September, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed California Bill SB768 which would have introduced limited requirements for security when RFID technology was deployed in a state government setting. Many herald this as a win for RFID and its use since it eliminates a few potential…
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It's just a number.

Contributed by Louis Parks: It seems like just yesterday that I attended one of my first RFID conferences to try and validate the need for security solutions on RFID tags. So it was just over two years ago that I found myself sitting in a session featuring a panel discussion on RFID Privacy and Security.…
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Does SecureRF belong in the Doghouse?

SecureRF Corporation replies to comments in the Schneier on Security blog. Not to our surprise, Bruce Schneier put SecureRF in the Doghouse in his October 9th blog. Bruce provides interesting views and opinions on his blog, often coming from brief observations or encounters with a security or privacy issue. Unfortunately he took the same…
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Will Loose Lips Sink Chips?

The October 2006 issue of DC-Velocity magazine published a RFID 101 Technology Review column titled “Will loose lips sink chips?” by John R. Johnson, Executive Editor. Here is our feedback: We found this article to be a great overview of both the challenges and opportunities for passive RFID in item level tagging. We agree…
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Workshop on RFID Security 2006

Mike McGregor, VP of Engineering at SecureRF attended the Workshop on RFID Security 2006 in Graz, Austria and he filed this report. I traveled to beautiful Graz, Austria in July 2006 for The Workshop on RFID Security 2006. Although there was a relatively small audience (approximately 80 people, last year there was 60), it was…
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Welcome to the RFID Security Forum blog

Recent RFID security concerns have led to legislative action and disagreements about the suitability of RFID for a variety of applications including pharmaceutical, Homeland Security and Department of Defense. Many blogs have been posting RFID news, we wanted to provide commentary about these issues from a security standpoint. We welcome your comments and feedback. Editors…
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