Privacy for RFID Devices

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) hardware, specifically the NFC specification, is becoming increasingly prevalent and has recently been integrated into devices people carry with them constantly such as credit cards, cell phones (with the release of Android's Gingerbread operating system), and transportation cards (PATH in NY/NJ, Charlie Cards in Boston, Translink in SF).

This provides several advantages but opens up even more surfaces for privacy compromises and attacks on individuals, corporations, and governments. We propose to create a personal RFID blocker. Any end user of RFID technology should have the right to know when an RFID tag on his or her person is being interrogated and the option to block his or her response to the interrogation.

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