RFID VULNERABLE TO VIRUS ATTACKS
By Liz McIntyre & Katherine Albrecht
March 17, 2006
Privacy and civil liberties advocates have long been opposed to the use of RFID technology on consumer items and government documents because it can be used to track people without their knowledge or consent. But now security researchers are warning RFID systems are vulnerable to viruses that could wreak havoc on databases around the world and potentially facilitate a terrorist attack.
Melanie Rieback, a Ph.D.student at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, gave a live demonstration ...