The Month: Researchers raise concern over RFID security

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Researchers have raised concerns over Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) security and privacy, just as US passports containing the tags are issued.

Lucas Grunwald, chief technology officer at German security consultancy DN-Systems, showed how the tags could be easily cloned, allowing duplicate documents to be produced. He demonstrated how to copy the data onto the chips using a cheap card reader and a laptop. However, the US Government has ...

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