RFID Security System Cracked
from the fun-fun-fun dept
Perhaps all of those vendors who are holding back on RFID have the right idea. Avi Rubin and some students have apparently cracked the security on a variety of RFID chips, including those used in car key chips and ExxonMobile's SpeedPass payment technology. While, in both cases, it seems unlikely that the cracks will lead to widespread theft, the weak security is worrisome. It seems like the type of thing that would have been more well thought out.