RFID chips exposing users to danger

The current generation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is vulnerable to eavesdropping, cloning and forging.

That's according to an April security trends reportfrom security software vendor McAfee Inc. The Sage report is issued semiannually by McAfee Avert Labs based on its research into high-tech threats.

The report warns that as RFID technology becomes more pervasive, the risk for users increases dramatically. The study notes that the technology is increasingly embedded in clothing, food and health care products and that some companies are even embedding RFID chips into the bodies of employees. Some states have already passed laws to prohibit forced implantation of the chips. McAfee: RFID chips exposing users to danger

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 26th April 2007 2:41AM