Is RFID secure?

Wednesday, 12 October 2005, 12:52 PM EST

EPCglobal Gen 2 standards currently lack over-the-air data-stream encryption between passive RFID tags and readers, though there are provisions for locking RFID tag memory and disabling tags. EPCglobal Gen 2 is the current standard for how passive tags affixed to items and encoded with information about them communicate wirelessly with readers, which collect that information and pass it to upstream applications.

By Joanie Wexler at Network World.

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