Have Security Access Cards Been Cloned Through Eavesdropping?

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Ask The ExpertsHave Security Access Cards Been Cloned Through Eavesdropping?
RFID Journal Staff asked 8 years ago

Are there any case of this occurring?

—Name withheld

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I am unaware of any instances of security access cards being cloned by eavesdroppers. In order to eavesdrop on the communication between a passive high-frequency (HF) tag and the reader that controls a door, you would need to be located within only a few feet of the device. The person presenting his or her RFID-enabled badge to the reader would very likely notice you standing there.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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