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#1 groovicus

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:16 PM

This os one of the reasons that I love computers, not because of the posible malicious intent, but the ingenuity of people that pursue activities like this.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8854...in-the-lab.html

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:56 AM

Andrew Tanenbaum and his students just published a paper on the possibility of self-replicating RFID viruses (PDF). The paper is titled "Is Your Cat Infected with a Computer Virus?". MSNBC also has a story on this.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:08 PM

From both a national security and from a business view, malicious interference with the tag's operation could be a disaster. See this article:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/con...0316_117677.htm

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:59 PM

Indeed John, as evident in this paragraph:

If the concerns prove founded, the impact would be felt far beyond the corner grocery store. RFID is used for a range of tasks, from identifying pets to paying for gas, by just about everyone from Wal-Mart (WMT), the world's largest retailer, to the Dept. of Defense


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