The Evolution of RFID Security

M.R. Rieback, B. Crispo, A.S. Tanenbaum

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The advantages and drawbacks associated with the use of RFID technology, are discussed. The RFID functions as a medium for numerous tasks including managing supply chains, tracking livestock, preventing counterfeiting, controlling building access, supporting automated checkout, developing smart home appliances, locating children, and even foiling grave robbers. The RFID tags that optimize supply chains can also violate a person's privacy by tracking the tagged item's owner and muggers with RFID readers could scan crowds for high-value banknotes, whereas, terrorists could scan digital passports to target specific nationalities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Pervasive Computing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


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