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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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Patient, Heal Thy Quantified Self

Smartwatches, smartglasses, smartwear are everywhere or, should we say everyware. It’s a ubicomp world where endless amounts of data based on our quantified self is attainable in real time thanks to the Internet of Things. And while knowing the number of steps we took today, can be important to a person, the leak or interruption…

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A Different Kind of Pharmaceutical Tracking

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher There has been a lot of discussion about using RFID tags to track pharmaceuticals through the supply chain. In an effort to reduce drugstore theft, a different kind of tracking device is being used. The New York Times reports that decoy pill bottles with GPS tracking devices are being put…

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SecureRF announces Veridify, a NFC-based authentication and anti-counterfeiting solution

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher It is always fun to share the news about a project you have been working on for a while. SecureRF Corporation is pleased to announce Veridify, an authentication and anti-counterfeiting solution based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that quickly validates products through an easy-to-use smartphone application. Veridify’s secure NFC…

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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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Louis Parks and Other RFIDSA Members Providing Insights into the Spring Conference Season

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Tomorrow, May 12, is the next RFID Security Alliance Meeting (via phone or in-person).  SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks, will be talking about his RFID security talk at last month’s INTERPHEX Pharmaceutical conference. Other RFIDSA members are speaking about the conferences they have recently participated in. See Insights into the Spring Conference Season for…

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Track and Trace Technology Can Help Combat Illegal Drugs

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The New York Times recently had an Op-Ed piece titled Are You Buying Illegal Drugs? The contributors are Katherine Eban, the author of Dangerous Doses: A True Story of Cops, Counterfeiters and the Contamination of America’s Drug Supply and J. Aaron Graham, a former agent for the Food and Drug…

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Getting to a Phase II SBIR Grant

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher It’s official. SecureRF has been awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to continue our work developing a secure, passive RFID tag that meets EPCglobal protocols. The development of a secure passive RFID tag will provide the pharmaceutical industry, which handles nearly four billion prescriptions in…

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BRIDGE paper on RFID Tag Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The Security Research Group (SRG) of the BRIDGE project has put together a white paper called RFID Tag Security. You can view a copy of it here – http://www.bridge-project.eu/data/File/BridgesecuritypaperDL_9.pdf. The objective of the report was to review their current RFID tag security activities and investigate future requirements. It doesn’t report…

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