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Articles and Posts on IoT Security, Embedded Systems, and the Internet of Things

Get Real.

Contributed by Louis Parks Many of us have heard proposals for a national identity card but likely dismissed it as something to Orwellian to happen in the near future.  Surprise!  Your driving license is the first piece of a much larger master plan and is hoping to be ready by 2008. Back in 2005 the…
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RFID Privacy in Perspective

Contributed by Louis Parks As the likelihood that RFID technology will enter every facet of our lives continues to grow, from tracking our drugs to the tires on our cars, so too has the voices of those opposing this technology due to the privacy issue.  The technology is real.  Our privacy is real. But how…
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Worth Another Try

Contributed by Louis Parks There has been a lot of debate, even with the RFID industry, as to whether we really need a security solution for RFID tags so it was very heartening to see Texas Instruments acknowledge the need with their recent security solution for HF RFID tags. The solution itself does not actually…
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A Strong Dose of RFID

Contributed by Louis Parks: I just attended the three-day RFID Health Care Industry Adoption Summit sponsored by the National Associations of Chain Drug Stores and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association. This was billed as the single largest pharmaceutical meeting (to date) to discuss and review progress in adopting RFID.  It was very impressive to see…
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Nip/Tuck comes to RFID

Contributed by Louis Parks: IBM announced a new method they have patented called Clipped Tag Technology. It is as easy to explain as it is to use. A consumer simply pulls off the RFID antennae from a RFID-enabled tag hung on the outside of an item to shorten the read range. Not clear enough you…
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RFID Security: Sooner or Later

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…
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Fair and Balanced?

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…
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"Kill Bill"

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…
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It's just a number.

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.…
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Does SecureRF belong in the Doghouse?

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…
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