×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 215
MIT and Texas Intruments create an RFID Chip that is secure.. for now
Published in News

The term hack-proof is one that people have thrown around for some time. It is one of those phrases like NSA-Proof or malware proof that really do not mean what they should mean. However, it is certainly meant to mean that the technology in question is resistant to the majority of known (important word there) attacks. It is important to mention this definition as we start talking about the announcement that MIT and Texas Instruments have developed a new “hack-proof” RFID chip.

If there is one thing I do not like it is the way that some members of the technical press show their bias. This morning, while I was trying to have a nice cup of coffee, I had to stomach several articles that seem to feel that NFC (near field communication) is now the wave of the future simply because it is rumored that Apple will have it in their next devices. This despite the fact that some of these same reporters claimed it was nothing when everyone else did it years ago.

Nokia Treasure Tag pendant is designed to be attached to the important things, like keys or bags. This amendment is mentioned for almost a year, and now it's officially unveiled.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:51

Lost and Found; Thanks to Microchips!

s-MICROCHIP-large

Losing a pet can be one of the more difficult things a person can endure. Many people care very deeply for their dogs, cats, or other non-human friends. But what happens when your pet gets lost? Without a collar or an externally identifying tag, it can be difficult at best for a complete stranger to locate the proper owner of the animal. Microchips solve this problem.