IoT Security Blog

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


IoT Security News: DoS Attack at Your Door and Semiconductor Stats

IoT security and semiconductor industry growth were two of hottest tech-related topics in 2017. Every few weeks, we learned about next-generation IoT hacks, new security-related legislation, and exciting advances in processor technology. Here are a few interesting news items from the past month. A DoS Attack at Your Door Amazon Key is a new delivery…

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IoT Security News: Cyber Shield, IoTroop, and the Quantum Race

It is an exciting (and challenging!) time for engineers, developers, and business leaders working on IoT security-related solutions. There are no shortages of security problems to solve and IoT business opportunities to consider. Every day, we learn about new security challenges, next-generation semiconductor technologies, and exciting innovations in the field of quantum computing. Here are…

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SecureRF and RFID Experts Group Among the Highlights of AIM 2015 Year in Review

SecureRF is a proud member of AIM, a global association focused on the standards in barcode, RFID, RAIN, RTLS, NFC and mobile computing and its impact in the IoT. Today, AIM released the “2015 | Year in Review – Innovation & Technology Leaders” report which featured an article about the work of the RFID Experts Group chaired by SecureRF CEO,…

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EU Prescription Drug Anti-counterfeiting Legislation

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher PharmaTech, a publication for pharmaceutical manufacturers, reports that the Council of the EU and the European Parliament are amending the current anti-counterfeiting directive to include a requirement for features that enable the identification, authentication and traceability of prescription medicines. The only way a specific product can be identified, authenticated and…

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Privacy, Electronic Monitoring and Human Resources

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The 12/1/09 electronic version of Contactless News has an interesting article that overlaps my previous role in Human Resources with my current technology focus: Privacy analysis necessary for access control systems The article suggests that corporations need to keep abreast of any state legislation that may impact the use of…

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Washington State RFID Bill Provides Exception for Security Research

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Washington State Bill HB 1011, Regulating the use of identification devices by governmental and business entities, was signed into law last week by the governor. See “Identification device” are defined as an item that uses radio frequency identification technology or facial recognition technology. A governmental or business entity may not…

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Talking about Privacy Issues

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The February issue of RFID Monthly, published by Reik Read of Robert W. Baird & Co., has an article called Privacy Stakes Raised, which first discusses Chris Paget’s recent efforts to collect the serial numbers from passport cards and electronic driver’s licenses in downtown San Francisco. For details on this…

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Issues with NY's Radio Frequency Identification Right to Know Act

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher A bill has been introduced to The New York State legislator’s Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee called the “Radio Frequency Identification Right to Know Act,” Bill A00276.  Specifically, the bill would require certain notices and labels regarding the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags; require retailers to remove or…

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RFID Bill Passes in California

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher After 22 months of effort, California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed SB 31 into law on Tuesday. This bill was originally part of a larger effort to limit RFID by CA Senator Simitian. This bill would provide that a person or entity that intentionally remotely reads or attempts to remotely read…

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