David Beckham – victim of RFID hacking and car jacking!

David Beckham – victim of RFID hacking and car jacking!.

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Some useful case studies at RFID Protect

For those of you that are keen to explore some of the  ‘darker’ issues associated with contactless credit, debit, passport, ski-pass and door-entry security systems then the following resources may prove useful.  Published here by kind permission of the author, are eighteen objective case studies (in six folders) that present both sides of the argument for RFID technology.

Download each (600KB PDF) by clicking on the associated images below.

RFID Protect - Case Study Report #1RFID Protect - Case Study Report #2RFID Protect - Case Study Report #3

RFID Protect - Case Study Report #4 RFID Protect - Case Study Report #5 RFID Protect - Case Study Report #6

If you wanted to reproduce these, I suggest making contact with the author/s.

For more information visit: http://www.rfidprotect.co.uk

Finally, if you’re in any doubt as to whether or not RFID skimming is a real threat, then perhaps watch the following video evidence.

Electronic Pickpocket – YouTube Video
(Approx. 4minutes – n.b: opens in a new window.)


US Department of Defense deploys RFID shields to its personnel

US Department of Defense deploys RFID shields to its personnel.

This is an extraordinary article that would appear to suggest that the US military takes the business of ‘skimming’ very seriously, not least in respect of its RFID enabled ID passes; issued to all personnel.  You cannot help but ask the question, “…if contactless technology is 100% bulletproof against unauthorised attack – then why are the US Department of Defense introducing shielding sleeves?”  Go figure!