A Simple Fix For RFID Privacy

It's always a delight when engineers come up with a simple, obvious in retrospect solution to a complex and apparently intractable technology problem.

The problem: RFID tags present privacy risks when misused, allowing consumers to be tracked by thieves and unscrupulous businessmen and government officials. The challenge: Find some way to use RFID when it's appropriate, but disable it when it's no longer needed or wanted. Sure, you can zap the little buggers with some kind of radiation, expose them to hot water, or even smash them with a hammer--RFID tags are fragile little beasties--but how is a consumer to know whether that works? InformationWeek Weblog: A Simple Fix For RFID Privacy

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 11th May 2006 10:04AM