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Drug Tracking in California is Delayed

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher The California State Board of Pharmacy voted on 3/25/08 to delay for two years the requirement that all prescription drugs be electronically tracked. This is the second delay, which is now pushed back to 1/1/2011. The vote was a response to complaints from drug manufacturers, distributors and retail pharmacists that they…
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FDA Seeking Comments on How to Handle Prescription Drugs

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher FDA Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), Section 505D(b)(3) states that the standards developed for identification, validation, authentication, and tracking and tracing of prescription drugs shall address promising technologies, which may include(A) radio-frequency identification; (B) nanotechnology; (C)encryption technologies; and (D) other track and trace or authentication technologies. As instructed by Congress in…
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Another RFID Hack – Contactless Credit Cards

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…
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Mifare hacks and risk assessments

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher When news initially hit that the Mifare Classic card was hacked by a University of Virginia graduate student Karsten Nohland and two German partners I wasn’t going to blog about it. I’ve covered several other RFID -related technologies which have been hacked. What usually happens is the community and/or the…
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RFID and ePedigree Won't Help these Twists in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher On February 28, 2008, the New York Times published an article called Twists in Chain of Supplies for Blood Drug which describes how U.S. regulators are investigating why over 400 patients in the United States have suffered serious complications after receiving the blood-thinner drug heparin. This article points to the issues…
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RFID Hack: Is That Your Credit Card Number on the Screen?

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…
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Washington House Follows California in Bill to Outlaw RFID Skimming

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher The Washington State House of Representatives passed a bill on February 12, 2008 that would make it a felony to steal information from RFID cards. Bill HB 1031 – Changing provisions concerning electronic devices – would make it a class C felony to intentionally skim information from RFID-enabled identity cards for…
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California Senate Approves Bill To Outlaw Skimming RFID Tags

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher California Senate Bill 31, which misdemeanors for non-consensual remote reading RFID and for improper disclosure of the keys to RFID systems, is part of a package of bills concerning privacy and RFID technology introduced by CA Senator Simitian. After several amendments, SB 31 was passed by the California Senate on 1/30/08…
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With a Squirt of Electrons

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher My local newspaper, which usually does not cover technology issues, carried an article on Sunday (January 27, 2008) called Microchips Everywhere: a Future Vision by Todd Lewan from the Associated Press. It appears this was first published on Saturday by the Washington Post – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/26/AR2008012601126.html. The article had a good history…
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The Response to the Response

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…
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