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

Rose-tinted view of RFID?

Louis Parks recently gave a presentation at INTERPHEX, a conference for the pharmaceutical industry, about RFID security.  An article in US PharmaTechnologist summarizes his talk. Pharma companies need to look a little deeper and be aware that radio frequency identification (RFID) is not necessarily the foolproof solution to supply chain protection that some parties are…
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Now available: NIST Issues Guidelines for Ensuring RFID Security

The Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a new report for retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, federal agencies and other organizations planning to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to improve their operations which explains how they should systematically evaluate the possible security and privacy risks and use best practices to mitigate…
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RFID: What Do We Really Mean By Security — And How Much Is Enough?

AIM Global Interview and Podcast Louis Parks was interviewed by AIM Global about RFID: What Do We Really Mean By Security — And How Much Is Enough? This education interview is no longer available.
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RFID exits The Department of Homeland Security

Contributed by Louis Parks The Department of Homeland Security announced that they will abandon RFID as their technology of choice in tracking visitors who enter and exit our country. The media headlines followed immediately œRFID fails to make the grade at DHS. On close examination it appears that RFID may be falsely accused. It was…
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Honk If It's You

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…
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Mistaken Identity

Contributed by Louis Parks Last month’s injunction against the FDA’s Pedigree mandate has been sited as a blow to the adoption of RFID in the pharmaceutical supply chain. However, the only current connection between RFID and e-Pedigree is that EPCglobal, an RFID standards body, has taken responsibility for writing a standard for e-Pedigree. The use…
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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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