RFID faces DoS attacks

Researchers say they’ve found a way to breach the defences of RFID tags and cause a denial of service attack using cheap, shop-bought radio transmitters.

Researchers say they’ve found a way to breach the defences of RFID tags and cause a denial of service attack using cheap, shop-bought radio transmitters.

Once breached, the first generation tags, used by the US Department of Defense and many others, could be vulnerable to someone keying in incorrect prices, location or destination data.

The researchers at the Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia, also say that the more sophisticated Generation Two standard RFID tags, which can operate at four different speeds, could also be disrupted.

Dutch researchers have already written a virus capable of penetrating RFID tags’ defences.

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