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Survey Says: Everything is Hackable

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There is still no technology that cannot be hacked. Save inscribing your pin number on the inside of a diamond. If you can read, write to it, or broadcast it, chances are someone will find a way to snoop. A recently released paper, wonkily entitled Analysis of the Texas Instruments DST RFID, documents all of the loopholes in the buzzed-about radio frequency identification technology. The website includes examples of hacking devices utilizing RFID, such as Exxon Mobile s SpeedPass payment system and wireless starter keys for cars. There are even some devices for sniffing data from Digital Signature Transponder (DST) Tags in people s nearby pockets. With a hack for everything, even biometric security might not save us from potential threats.

RFID Crackers Hotwire Cars, Steal Gas, Sniff Phones [BoingBoing]