RFID, Privacy and Corporate Data

By Bob Violino

Open standards for RFID systems hold great promise, but how do you prevent competitors from scanning sensitive data off of your RFID tags, or eavesdropping on communications between your tags and readers?

June 2, 2003 -- Corporate espionage is not a topic that gets a lot of coverage in the media because it's something no victim likes to talk about. Yet, it happens all the time. Companies want to know what their competitors are doing. Most do their snooping well within the confines of the law, but some resort to hiring "investigators" to sort through garbage, pay off employees, even steal laptops. Radio frequency identification ...

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