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RFID Security: Sooner or Later

Published November 8, 2006 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RSA, Security

Contributed by Louis Parks: Shannon Kellogg of RSA recently posted a blog (no longer available) where he felt people in Europe and the United States are getting too worked up over the security and privacy issues around RFID. He feels it is too soon to pressure the industry to require safeguards and it is better to let RFID get off the ground and then let […]


Fair and Balanced?

Published November 3, 2006 by SecureRF in Homeland Security, Passport Cards, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Smart card, Smart Card Alliance, State Department

Contributed by Louis Parks The Smart Card Alliance issued a press release this week (link no longer available) in attempt to clarify the pitfalls of relying on RFID technology to secure our borders. Unfortunately, its partial views, questionable reference to unrelated events, and failing to address the actual performance needs of the Passport card weaken their argument. First, it is unclear how much more secure […]


“Kill Bill”

Published October 25, 2006 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology

Louis Parks discusses the Veto of California RFID Bill: At the end of September, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed California Bill SB768 which would have introduced limited requirements for security when RFID technology was deployed in a state government setting. Many herald this as a win for RFID and its use since it eliminates a few potential barriers to deployment. Most of the RFID players and their […]


It’s just a number.

Published October 24, 2006 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, Security

Contributed by Louis Parks: It seems like just yesterday that I attended one of my first RFID conferences to try and validate the need for security solutions on RFID tags. So it was just over two years ago that I found myself sitting in a session featuring a panel discussion on RFID Privacy and Security. The topic seemed important judging by the overflowing attendance but […]


Does SecureRF belong in the Doghouse?

Published October 16, 2006 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Privacy, RFID Technology, RSA, Security

SecureRF Corporation replies to comments in the Schneier on Security blog. http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/10/the_doghouse_se.html Not to our surprise, Bruce Schneier put SecureRF in the Doghouse in his October 9th blog. Bruce provides interesting views and opinions on his blog, often coming from brief observations or encounters with a security or privacy issue. Unfortunately he took the same brief approach here and chose to weigh-in with perhaps little […]


Will Loose Lips Sink Chips?

Published October 9, 2006 by SecureRF in Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, RSA, Security

The October 2006 issue of DC-Velocity magazine published a RFID 101 Technology Review column titled “Will loose lips sink chips?” by John R. Johnson, Executive Editor. Here is our feedback: http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20061001technologyreview/ We found this article to be a great overview of both the challenges and opportunities for passive RFID in item level tagging. We agree with most of Mr. Johnson’s overview of the market and […]


Workshop on RFID Security 2006

Published August 1, 2006 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Mike McGregor, VP of Engineering at SecureRF attended the Workshop on RFID Security 2006 in Graz, Austria and he filed this report. I traveled to beautiful Graz, Austria in July 2006 for The Workshop on RFID Security 2006. Although there was a relatively small audience (approximately 80 people, last year there was 60), it was clear that progress is being made in the area of […]


Welcome to the RFID Security Forum blog

Published July 16, 2006 by SecureRF in RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

Recent RFID security concerns have led to legislative action and disagreements about the suitability of RFID for a variety of applications including pharmaceutical, Homeland Security and Department of Defense. Many blogs have been posting RFID news, we wanted to provide commentary about these issues from a security standpoint. We welcome your comments and feedback. Editors Note: This blog was originally hosted by Google’s Blogger. It was […]


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