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Security and Privacy Risks of Embedded RFID in Everyday Things: the e-Passport and Beyond

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Security and Privacy Risks of Embedded RFID in Everyday Things: the e-Passport and Beyond
Abstract— New applications for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology include embedding transponders in everyday things used by individuals, such as library books, payment cards, and personal identification cards and documents. While RFID technology has existed for decades, these new applications carry with them substantial new privacy and security risks for individuals. These risks arise due to a combination of aspects involved in these applications: 1) The transponders are permanently embedded in objects individuals commonly carry with them 2) Static data linkable to an individual is stored on these transponders 3) The objects these transponders are embedded in are used in public places where individuals have limited control over who can access data on the transponder. In 2002, the U.S. Department of State proposed the adoption of an “electronic passport,” which embedded RFID transponders into U.S. passports for identification and document security purposes. In thi...
Marci Meingast, Jennifer King, Deirdre K. Mulligan
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Updated 15 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where JCM
Authors Marci Meingast, Jennifer King, Deirdre K. Mulligan
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