"Fed's RFIDiocy pwnd at DefCon"

Jerry Leichter leichter at lrw.com
Tue Sep 8 22:08:59 EDT 2009

On Sep 4, 2009, at 4:24 PM, Matt Crawford wrote:
>> ". . . federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when  
>> they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID  
>> reader.
>> The reader, connected to a web camera, sniffed data from RFID- 
>> enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in  
>> pockets and backpacks as they passed a table where the equipment  
>> was stationed in full view...."
> I told them so...
> http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/piv/documents/FIPS201-Public-Comments/Fermilab-Computer-Security.pdf
Remember:  Before it's actually happened, any discussion is just  
reckless speculation, rumor-mongering, or worse.

After it's actually happened, it's either (a) not a real issue; (b) a  
major new attack that could not have been foreseen but that will be  
dealt with immediately by top people.  Top people.
                                                         -- Jerry

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