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Security and social implications of radio frequency identification

Huffman, Adrienne N. (2007) Security and social implications of radio frequency identification. Masters thesis, Iowa State University.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technological advance that has caught the attention of many people. Hailed by some for its ability to overshadow the present day barcode as well as track objects, RFID technology is also ridiculed by many others for reasons that include very little security, minimal privacy, and ethical and legal issues. While RFID has the potential to change the way we interact with items on a day-to-day basis, without proper attention, regulation, and security, this technology could prove to be a key that opens Pandora’s box.

EPrint Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:RFID, Radio frequency identification, security, privacy, RFID fingerprinting
Subjects:Electrical Engineering > COMMUNICATION & SIGNAL PROCESSING > Wireless Communications
ID Code:325
Identification Number:TR-2007-04-10
Deposited By:Ms. Adrienne N. Huffman
Deposited On:30 August 2007

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