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Jun 30 2009   3:38PM GMT

RFID tags will make our lives a lot easier

Jerry Lees Jerry Lees Profile: Jerry Lees


I read in interesting article just now on RFID tags in cellphones and how they could revolutionize the world. Read more about it here.

Basically, the article talks about how the RFID chip in your phone could be used as your house keys or car keys… cool use of technology. It mentions that you could buy a concert ticket and then use your phone as a “ticket” to get into the concert. Another cool use!

WHOA! It dawned on me, wouldn’t the people at the concert ticket “selling place” need my home address when I made the purchase? RFID lock at home + purchased concert ticket = they have my RFID key… to my home. Frightening!

It goes on and talks about the fraud control implications where if your phone wasn’t near where your credit card was used they could logically flag the use as possible fraud. But that would require either a swipe of your phone infront of a RFID reader or a huge network of tracking devices that track your cellphones every movement. (Yes, I know it can currently be done with triangulation.) Who has access to this network?

Frightening stuff…

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