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

Published March 30, 2016 by SecureRF in Anti-counterfeiting, Authentication, Cryptography, Department of Defense, Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, News & Events, Pharmaceutical, RFID, Secure NFC Tags, Security, Sensor Tags, Sensors, Smart card, Supply Chain, Temperature Sensor, Veridify

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 LIME Tag Credential and Smartcard (NX01) updated with symmetric encryption […]


SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks Talks Security Solutions in the IoT with IDTechEx

Published March 3, 2016 by SecureRF in Authentication, Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events, Security, Sensor Tags, Sensors, Smart card, Veridify

IDTechEx interviewed SecureRF CEO, Louis Parks at the Sensors USA and Internet of Things Applications USA conferences.They discussed security and privacy solutions for the smallest devices on the Internet of Things including wireless sensors (Bluetooth LE/Smart), ARM Cortex M0/M0+/M3/M4 processors, FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, NFC, RFID, and MCUs. Watch Video


Licensing Cryptography In The Smart Card Industry

Published May 5, 2009 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Hacks, Security, Smart card

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. In 1998 a cryptographer named Paul Kocher, founder of Cryptography […]


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

Published December 5, 2008 by SecureRF in Cryptography, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Smart card

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 information and exposing tactical locations or logistics information to unfriendly […]


A Quiz on Hacking Transportation Cards

Published August 11, 2008 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Hacks, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Smart card

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 damage. Depending on when you take this quiz the answers […]


Consumers Misunderstand How RFID Works

Published April 23, 2008 by SecureRF in Passport Cards, Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security, Smart card, Smart Card Alliance

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 RFID-enabled passports, transit passes, and credit cards. The researches issued […]


Another RFID Hack – Contactless Credit Cards

Published March 25, 2008 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Hacks, RFID, RFID Technology, Security, Smart card, Smart Card Alliance

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 https://www.securerf.com/RFID-Security-blog/?p=46), so far this story had only been picked up by a few technology blogs. Maybe it is old news just presented in a new way. IT security expert, hacker and inventor […]


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

Published February 25, 2008 by SecureRF in RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security, Smart card, Smart Card Alliance

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 to the audience. Laurie used his new Chapy tool, a […]


The Response to the Response

Published January 22, 2008 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Homeland Security, Passport Cards, Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, Security, Smart card, Smart Card Alliance, State Department

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 Coordination Office at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent […]


Honk If It’s You

Published February 6, 2007 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Smart card

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 the owner’s car key to alert a billboard at the […]


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