Sunday, February 10, 2008

California Senate Approves Bill To Outlaw Skimming RFID Tags

According to an Information Week Article...

The California State Senate voted to make it a crime to skim information stored on RFID tags.

Simitian participated in a controlled experiment to demonstrate how skimming works.

"The problem is real," he said, while announcing passage of his bill. "The card I use to access the State Capitol was skimmed and cloned by a hacker in a split second. Minutes later, using that clone of my card, he was able to walk right into the Capitol through a 'secure' and locked entrance." Simitian said personal information on tags used for drivers' licenses and student IDs should be protected the same way other personal property is protected.

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