Saturday, December 23, 2006

Intermec RFID Rules - The Guide to Getting RFID

A great general-education video on RFID. Perfect for the classroom and the boardroom.

This is a 10 minute overview of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and how it is changing markets and careers. The video explores supply chain, airline, bottling, and warehousing industries and how RFID is revolutionizing them.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Holland Casinos Get Boost of RFID : RFID News

Holland Casinos Get Boost of RFID : RFID News

Once again RFID can be found in a Casino. This time it is in the Netherlands. I am always surprised at where RFID will show up next. Even though RFID in a casino is not that unfamiliar it does show that RFID is becoming the standard around the world when it comes to tracking things.

Monday, December 04, 2006

I.D. CRIME 'WAVE' By STEPHANIE GASKELL - New York Post Online Edition: Seven

I.D. CRIME 'WAVE' By STEPHANIE GASKELL - New York Post Online Edition: Seven: ""

Here is the article that covered the Senators press confernce yesterday. I am not so sure that crime is running that high as I have never seen anyone with a rfid reader in the street or near an ATM.

It is possible but I think the person with the reader would have to be so close to you that you would know what is going on.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

StorefrontBacktalk - Canada's New RFID Privacy Rules Could Have The Wrong Effect

StorefrontBacktalk - Canada's New RFID Privacy Rules Could Have The Wrong Effect

Although this article is based on rules being propsed in Canada it also harps on what senator Chuck Schumer was doing. He brought up the story again today claiming that RFID is responiblie for a rise in identity theft. I will post a link to that when I find one.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Using RFID In The Transportation Industry

With the many uses around RFID I am never surprised at how many places this pops up. I have since heard that they are using this on the Lexington avenue line in New York City as a test. There is just no limit to the direction RFID will be employed as the price of RFID tags are becoming cheaper to produce every day.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

BBC NEWS | Technology | Consumer concern over RFID tags

Even though this article is almost a year old it does show how some consumers are still scared over privacy issues when it comes to RFID BBC NEWS | Technology | Consumer concern over RFID tags

Monday, August 14, 2006

So Which Is It? Boom Or Bust For RFID?

"Depending on which articles you look at, the RFID market will either booming next year or will be down in revenue...."

I can only see this as a stepping stone to where RFID is heading. The technology is still in the baby phase as i am concerned.

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

MARTA Breeze - What is Breeze?

MARTA Breeze - What is Breeze?

Looks like Atlanta will be the first railroad to use rfid cards. I know up in New York City they are testing something along the same lines on the Lexington avenue line but since Atlanta has a smaller and less complicated system it is easier to implement it there.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

RFID Credit Card chips

My friend Joshua just wrote a great article on credit card chips and security and he's kindly given me permission to republish it here.

The Disadvantages of RFID Credit Cards

by Joshua Shapiro

RFID credit cards are taking the nation. Also known as Radio Frequency Identification, RFID for short, these cards allow you to make purchases with your credit card without even having to type in a pin number, swipe your card through a reader, or even sign for the sale. Instead, a coil radio transmitter insider your card—imagine how small it must be!—sends out a tagged radio signature, that then gets transformed by the way you move your finger over the card.
In essence, your personal way of "swiping" your card with your finger gives the signal a distinct "shape" that acts like an electronic fingerprint. In theory, no one else could have this electronic fingerprint. It’s not so much theory anymore. Some credit card companies are already experimenting with RFID technology. You can use them at gas stations, convenience stores, maybe even vending machines.
But is this technology as secure as all the experts say it is? It may be, but the thought of not signing for your purchase may make you have the heebie-jeebies. Also, usually with regular credit cards, the cashier is supposed to look at your card and compare signatures, to make sure you are you, each and every time you make a purchase. With RFID cards, you forgo this extra step of security.
Another issue with RFID cards, and one you won’t hear the credit card companies make, is that RFID cards make it possible to too easily to spend and drive up your debt. If all a person has to do is wave their card at the fast food restaurant, to get gas, to buy that expensive new flat-screen televisions set, then chances are they may start waving their card more and more. In the long run, that will make a ton more money for the credit card companies. But for the buyer, that could mean a long lifetime of living in debt.
Another potential issue with RFID technology is that it could be the next wave of the future for everything from passports to security to get into buildings. It could be used possibly to even track your movements throughout the day, the week, and the year. Just imagine—your car, every building that you enter into, your house, your work—all of them have RFID security technology. That makes for a chance for Big Brother to keep an eye on you. A scary thought, and pretty far-fetched, yes, but a possible reality none the less thanks to RFID.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

RFID tags embedded in Daytona 500 tires

It just goes to show you that no matter where you turn there are RFID Tags. Millions of people watched the Daytona 500 and seen Jimmie Johnsons #48 car circle the track a few hundred times but they were not seeing were Jimmie Johnson RFID tags. It seems that Goodyear is using them to track stuff inside the tire maybe for possible wear I don't know. Very interesting stuff indeed. You can read more here RFID tags embedded in Daytona 500 tires

Friday, March 17, 2006 - Mini microchips beat lost luggage - Mar 10, 2006

It looks like CNN has an article on something that I wrote about on the site about a year ago. Lost luggae and RFID chips and how you will not lose your luggage anymore. I have seen this in action about 10 times already since I fly out of JFK in New York and Las Vegas airport a lot of the time. - Mini microchips beat lost luggage - Mar 10, 2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

RFID Viruses and Worms

RFID Viruses and Worms

This is some scary stuff. If you are investing in cheap RFID solutions and chips you may want to rethink your security.

There are some bad guys out there that can exploit your sytem and it doesn't seem to be that hard for these people.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

AM New York - Neighborhoods

AM New York - Neighborhoods Smart cards are coming to New Jersey Path trains. It is about time more transit systems are adapting to RFID

Friday, January 06, 2006

Viagra packages to include anti-counterfeit tags - Yahoo! News

Viagra packages to include anti-counterfeit tags - Yahoo! News

So RFID makes its way into your bedroom but not the same way that you were probably thinking. Pfizer is putting them on Viagra hmmmm.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Alien Technology - RFID Academy

It wasn't long until I expected some sort of classes online that taught the inner workings of RFIDAlien Technology - RFID Academy has started classes for people interested in learning all about RFID.