Australian researchers confirm RFID DOS attacks


Researchers at Australia's Edith Cowan University have proved that first-generation radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be breached to cause a denial-of-service attack on the tags, using cheap store-bought radio transmitters.

Generation One tags, currently used by the U.S. Department of Defense and many Australian organizations engaging in RFID trials, operate in the 902-938 MHz range. Researchers have proved a denial-of-service attack on the actual tags will cause them to enter an error state, allowing someone to input incorrect prices or alter location and destination parameters. Australian researchers confirm RFID DOS attacks - Computerworld

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