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Misplaced Trust - RFID Tags as Malware Carriers

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Executive Summary

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)is a technology that is becoming more and more prevalent as a means of identifying objects and carrying small amounts of data. With this increasing use, RFID security is also becoming an increasingly important issue. In this paper, the author looks at a non-convenient security issue; that of RFID malware, in particular RFID viruses. This malicious code can be spread through RFID tags, and deliver a payload to the soft-ware backend of the architecture. Next to the general principle, the author will also explain defensive measures against viruses, and examine the feasability of such attacks.

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