RFID Hacking… Name Your Own Price
from the fun-with-new-technologies dept
There are a number of folks who have been over reacting a bit to the idea of RFIDs being used in stores to replace bar codes. There certainly are problems with the technology, but most of the privacy issues can be solved with a few small changes and some additional technologies. However, if folks are still really upset about RFIDs, why not just pull a Re-code and hack the RFIDs to have them display whatever info you want? While the article notes that the software being discussed can rewrite RFIDs for malicious purposes, it can also be useful for letting people control their own RFIDs. Of course, figuring out a way to keep RFIDs so they can’t be recoded until they leave the store is going to be a big challenge. Though, none of this is going to matter at all if patent issues continue to cause problems in the RFID market.