Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We’re all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach – a chip under the skin. More at BBC.
RFID/NFC (radio-frequency identification/near-field communication) readers can now be used to steal your personal information, including credit-card data, right from your pocket. More than 10 million identities are digitally pick pocketed every year, and these devices are among the most common tools criminals use. That’s why we partnered with with global information-protection authority Norton to create the world’s first RFID-blocking jeans to develop the world’s first RFID-block jeans and blazer. The READY Active Jeans and Work-It Blazer protected by Norton have two pockets lined with special RFID-blocking fabric, which shields your credit cards from scanning devices. […]
In an effort to increase campus security, TSU will require students, faculty and staff to wear Identification Cards while on campus. This is part of a broader effort to increase campus safety for the University community. After a spate of break-ins and vandalism, officials at the university instituted the new ID requirement as a way to ensure safety on campus, a TSU release said. So, instead of doing some actual police work to find those responsible or admitting that break-ins and vandalism happen all the time all over the world and not all are solvable, […]
Although the wristbands embedded with your information is real, they aren’t testing them yet outside of the medical field. The idea is that it will make security lines faster, but the airlines say they aren’t planning on implementing such a system.
Parents and students plan on protesting the use of RFID tracking IDs that the students are required to wear. Many believe that the tags are more about money than keeping track of students.