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Feds at DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

FourthAge (1377519) writes | more than 4 years ago

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FourthAge writes "Federal agents at the Defcon 17 conference were shocked to discover that they had been caught in the sights of an RFID reader connected to a web camera. The reader sniffed data from RFID-enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in pockets and backpacks. The "security enhancing" RFID chips are now found in passports, official documents and ID cards. "For $30 to $50, the common, average person can put [a portable RFID-reading kit] together," said security expert Brian Marcus, one of the people behind the RFID webcam project. "This is why we're so adamant about making people aware this is very dangerous.""
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