RFID & Government Issued Documentation

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RFID & Government Issued Documentation

  1. 1. By: Grace Li<br />RFID&Government-Issued Documentation<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />RFID – automatic identification technology<br />First used in WWII<br />Purpose of slidecast is to inform consumers of:<br />The technology<br />Current uses<br />Benefits and risks in government-issued documentation<br />
  3. 3. The Technology<br />A wireless version of a barcode scanner<br />Differ in:<br />Amount of storage<br />Read method<br />Read speed<br />A basic RFID system consists of:<br />A RFID tag<br />A reader<br />A controller<br />
  4. 4. RFID Tag<br />Consists of an integrated circuit & an antenna<br />Can be passive or active<br />Depending on whether it has its own power source<br />Passive tags cost less<br />Source: http://www2.ministries-online.org/biometrics/rfidchip2.html<br />
  5. 5. RFID Reader & Controller<br />Reader<br />include a radio frequency transceiver and one or more antennas.<br />Can be either connected to an external controller or embedded in the control itself<br />Differ in size<br />Collect much more data than necessary<br />Controller<br />To filter and interpret data<br />
  6. 6. Interactions Among Components<br />RFID tag read by the reader<br />Reader transfers the information received to controller to be filtered.<br />
  7. 7. Current Uses<br />Supply chain management<br />ID cards, fare cards<br />Can be inserted into human<br />In medical bracelets<br />Passports and driver’s licenses<br />
  8. 8. Benefits<br />Enhancing global civil aviation safety<br />Improving efficiency of aviation operations<br />Provide assurance that documents are genuine and unaltered<br />
  9. 9. Risks<br />RFID tags cannot be “turned off”<br />Skimming<br />Eavesdropping<br />Tracking<br />Cloning<br />
  10. 10. Security Precautions<br />Skimming – metallic element<br />Not adequate<br />Eavesdropping – Basic Access Control<br />Tracking – Random Unique Identification<br />Cloning – Public Key Infrastructure<br />Can still distinguish nationality of ePassport holders<br />Driver’s licenses:<br />Off-switch mechanism<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />Consumer concerns are<br />Valid<br />Not subdued<br />Risks are still present<br />Consumers should be given a choice<br />

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