My RFID-embedded car numberplate has a virus

Thursday, 12 April 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Spyware - malicious programs that covertly track surfing habits or steal confidential data - are likely to migrate onto new platforms, including mobile phones and RFID chips. The scenario is sketched out in the second issue of McAfee's twice annual Global Threat Report.

RFID chips, which began life as a replacement for bar codes in retailing and warehousing, are now being integrated into some identification documents, such as passports, and in emerging technologies like contactless credit cards.

At The Register.

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