Thursday, August 11, 2005

RFID News, part 1

Claire Wolfe brings us news of a demo project that premiered at the recent DEFCON where a homebrewed antenna system was able to read the data from a passive RFID chip. No big news here, except the intrepid experimenter was able to do it from 69 feet away, over 10 times the distance that the RFID promoters quote as the range for the device.

Looking at the pictures from the link above, you'll see that the rig is rather large. Technology being what it is, how long do you think it will be before if gets a lot smaller?

I wonder if Tommy Thompson is still so comfy with his decision to get a chip implant?

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