RFID viruses? Don't panic, say experts

Dutch researchers have announced they have successfully created a virus capable of infecting RFID tags.

In a new study, Is Your Cat Infected with a Computer Virus? scientists from the Computer Systems Group at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam revealed that data from RFID tags can be used to exploit back-end software systems...

...Security companies have also been quick to advise users that the potential threat from RFID viruses is minimal and any potential virus will have a hard time making it into the wild.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for antivirus company Sophos, said the virus created by the Dutch researchers could only propagate in the specific environment the academics had created and that no known vulnerability currently exists in the wild. RFID viruses? Don't panic, say experts - Security Strategy - Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 16th March 2006 11:42PM