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The Value of Data Protection in the Internet of Things

Published May 8, 2017 by SecureRF in Anti-counterfeiting, Hacks, Internet of Things, IoT Security, Privacy, Security, Security Threats

The IoT is made up of billions of devices that collect and share data. If this data is not properly secured, it puts both end-users and manufacturers at risk for all sorts of disastrous consequences. For example, the data collected by a smart thermostat can reveal when someone is home based on their heating and cooling settings. If this information is not adequately protected, thieves […]

Cryptographic Security for Keyless Car Entry Systems – Not Gone in 60 Seconds

Published December 23, 2016 by SecureRF in Hacks, IoT Security, Security, Security Threats

Recent news reports from sources including Insurance Journal, the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the TODAY Show have highlighted a critical security weakness in some cars and trucks equipped with keyless remotes and pushbutton ignitions. As demonstrated in the following TODAY Show video, thieves are using small, handheld devices that wirelessly replicate the signal of car key fobs to unlock and drive away vehicles in […]

Securing the IoS – the Internet of Sensors

Published January 6, 2016 by SecureRF in Algebraic Eraser, Embedded Systems, Hacks, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things, Sensors, Wireless Sensor Networks

The Internet of Things is talking loud and clear and nearly anyone can listen. Sensors are on almost everything from cars, refrigerators and wearables, to a town’s streetlights, water supply systems and air quality tracking devices. People’s lives are made easier and more efficient with the delivery of helpful data and information in seconds. The same holds true for businesses in almost any industry. Many […]

NFC In Smartphones Transforms Healthcare

Published February 8, 2012 by SecureRF in Hacks, NFC, Privacy, RFID, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge has started a Near Field Communications cluster special interest group. I attended their second NFC meeting earlier this week, along with at least 225 other people. The theme was NFC In Smartphones Transforms Healthcare: with over 100 million NFC smartphones expected in service by 2012 and over 500 million by 2015, the impact on […]

The Growth in Google Results for RFID Security Keywords

Published July 1, 2011 by SecureRF in Hacks, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher One of the things I do in my marketing role is to monitor various keywords used to find our website, track how many times they appear as results in a Google search over time and where our site and this blog fall within the rankings. As I was updating my list, I was surprised to see how much growth there […]

RFID Security Alliance Open Forum-6/8/2011-Cyberwarfare & RFID

Published June 7, 2011 by SecureRF in Hacks, RFID, RFID Security Alliance, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The RFID Security Alliance holds a monthly open forum about topics related to securing radio frequency identification systems. Attendees can dial in or, if in the San Francisco, CA area, attend in person. June’s topic is Cyberwarfare and RFID Featured speaker: Lukas Grunwald, CEO of DN-Systems Enterprise Internet Solutions GmbH (Hildesheim/Germany), a globally acting consulting firm working mainly in the […]

RFID Pickpockets Capture Credit Card Data

Published June 2, 2011 by SecureRF in AIM Global, Hacks, RFID, RFID Tag, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher I have been meaning to write about data skimming off of RFID enabled credit cards. This topic has been covered on local TV stations across the country over the last several months. Almost all of the stories include a demo by the founder and CEO of a firm that makes card sleeves that shield contactless cards from unintended access. In […]

RFID Security Predictions for 2011

Published December 23, 2010 by SecureRF in Hacks, Privacy, RFID, RFID Security Alliance, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher As we are approaching the end of the year, predictions for 2011 are being released. This year I spotted two specific to RFID security. VDC Research Group, in their Top 5 Trends for the RFID Solutions Market in 2011 predicts that authentication and anti-counterfeiting will emerge as leading applications. “Product authentication and anti-counterfeiting applications are anticipated to grow quickly and expand […]

A Vote for Securing the Social Network of Devices a Safer Smart Grid

Published August 18, 2010 by SecureRF in Hacks, Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher GE’s Ecomagination Challenge is a $200 million call to action for businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, and students to share their best ideas and come together to take on one of the world’s toughest challenges building the next-generation power grid to meet the needs of the 21st century. SecureRF has submitted an idea to this challenge titled Securing the Social Network of […]

Lack of Security in Smart-Meter Rollouts

Published June 22, 2010 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Hacks, Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Smart Grid security covers a wide spectrum of technologies from fences and video cameras at the power generation facilities and substations to securing the data in the embedded systems and metering devices used to monitor and adjust a homeowner’s usage. These Smart Meter security issues have been in the news a lot recently. Elinor Mills wrote a great article for CNET titled Money trumps […]

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