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RFID Security

Date: March 07, 2007
Source: PC WORLD

The Black Hat federal event in Washington, D.C. last week naturally showcased such speakers as a U.S. Department of Defense crime fighter, but it was controversy over a presentation about RFID security that generated the most noise.

IOActive, a small security consulting company, brought out some big guns to help defend itself against an RFID giant at the conference on Wednesday. Leveraging the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), IOActive hosted a panel discussion that turned into a pep rally to support its fight to disclose RFID security flaws that were detailed in a presentation quashed by RFID card vendor HID.
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