Embeded RFID Chips Add Big Brother To New York Driver's Licenses

For just $30 extra, New York state residents can opt for a new Enhanced Driver's License (EDL), complete with RFID » 9/17/08 9:40am 9/17/08 9:40am chip. But why would you want to shill out that extra coin on top of the $50 you already have to pay for a normal license? The selling point is that the radio frequency identification chip in the EDL…

Hackers Get Free Ride On California FasTrak Toll System

Security researcher Nate Lawson has found that the California Bay Area's FasTrak toll transponders have some significant privacy problems. The RFID devices are designed to receive and transmit data to allow for stop-free tollways, but Lawson's research found that someone with the right know-how and an RFID reader… » 8/07/08 1:20pm 8/07/08 1:20pm

Are RFID Embedded Drivers Licenses Bad?

There has been a lot of talk about the new initiative to start including RFID chips in national identification cards or even in state-issued drivers licenses. Earlier in December four states — New York, Arizona, Washington and Vermont — agreed to begin using the Real ID RFID system in driver's licenses. Basically, it… » 1/04/08 8:00am 1/04/08 8:00am

RFID Embedded Bicycles, Traffic Lights Saddens Scumbag Lawyers

The Danish City of Grenå is doing something about all of the bicycle accidents occurring at busy intersections. The city will be installing See-Mi. See-Mi consists of 300 RFID sensors that will be installed into residents' bicycles and special RFID-sensing traffic lights at seven busy intersections. These traffic… » 12/18/07 12:45pm 12/18/07 12:45pm

Our Big Brother Can Beat Up Your Big Brother, Eh? RFID vs. Plate Readers

A Canadian company is touting its RFID solution to vehicle tracking as superior to plate-reading cameras. Instead of a passel of plate-reading cameras, they're suggesting a network of sensors throughout Southern BC, allowing authorities to track cars in real time with GPS coordinates. Some call it smart. We think… » 11/15/06 4:45pm 11/15/06 4:45pm